Death be not proud, though some have called thee / Mighty and dreadful, for,
thou art not so, / For, those, whom thou think'st, thou dost overthrow, / Die not ...
In "Death, Be Not Proud," the speaker is addressing his words to A. his father. B.
God. C. an old man. D. Death. - 1837145.
Summary of Section I (lines 1-6) of the poem Death, be not proud (Holy Sonnet
10). ... Donne uses the word "overthrow" instead of "kill" in line 3 – an interesting
... the speaker starts to show his pity by addressing "poor Death," as if Death just
Dec 7, 2009 ... B. “Do Not Go Gentle into That Good Night” D. “Death, Be Not Proud” 11. ... In “
Death, Be Not Proud,” the speaker is addressing his words to
Oct 30, 2012 ... and find homework help for other Death, be not proud questions at ... With his
familiarity with death, he speaks to it as if it were a person. ... people do not really
die when they meet Death, so neither will the speaker. ... What are some
interpretation of word choice/diction in John Donne's poem Death, Be Not.
The speaker tells Death that it should not feel proud, for though some have called
it ... John Donne has also used 'love' to be an important theme of his poetry.
This lesson explains John Donne's sonnet 'Death Be Not Proud. ... of the Holy
Sonnets, which is a series of 19 poems written by Donne that center on his
religious beliefs and ideals. ... In line 5, the word pictures more closely means
“Death Be Not Proud” presents an argument against the power of death.
Addressing Death as a person, the speaker warns Death against pride in his
Mar 18, 2009 ... DEATH be not proud, though some have called thee… .... As modern readers, we
want to read the sonnet as though Donne were addressing a character on stage.
.... Even modern speakers naturally elide such words without a second thought ...
Donne takes advantage of this to fit extra words into his meter.
Dec 26, 2012 ... Donne did not intend his poetry to be difficult. ... As with Sonnet 14, Donne spells '
er' words, 're', when he wants you to treat ..... midst of an encounter between the
speaker and an unidentified listener. .... In my last post on Donne, examining his
other Holy Sonnet, Death be not Proud, you'll fi...