In his "Meditation 17," John Donne writes of death and tribulation as well as the intertwining of all mankind. He was himself near death when he wrote it, but he writes of the meaning that each person's death has to the ... More »

The main theme of John Donne's poem "Meditation 17" is about mortality. Another theme of the poem is the similarities between everyone's lives; we all face the same fate. More »

The poem that begins with "No man is an island" is Meditation 17 from "Devotions Upon Emergent Occasions," prayers written by John Donne during a difficult time in his life. The words of this meditation were originally w... More »

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In John Donne's "Holy Sonnet 10," the poet expresses hope to those who fear death and the threat it holds on mankind. In this sonnet, he personifies Death and tells it that it has no reason to be proud because, although ... More »

The main theme of John Donne's poem "Meditation 17" is about mortality. Another theme of the poem is the similarities between everyone's lives; we all face the same fate. More »

Both John Donne and Jonathan Swift were poets as well as priests. They were also both known for their works of satire, such as Swift's "A Modest Proposal," though Donne was more publicly recognized as a romantic poet. More »

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Due to his continued popularity for nearly 500 years, Michelangelo Buonarroti's life has been published in numerous volumes, including two during his lifetime and many more since his death. His story has been told throug... More »

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