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John Donne
John Donne

English poet and orator, John Donne has often been ranked with Milton as being one of the greatest English poets. His style was abrupt and argumentative it was meant to jar you with paradoxes and unexpected structure that has since come to be known as metaphysical poetry. After studying law for a short time, he opted to focus on writing instead. He wrote incessantly, including monologues …

Date of Birth: January 21, 1572
Date of Death: March 31, 1631


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John Donne

"Come live with me, and be my love,
And we will some new pleasures prove
Of golden sands, and crystal brooks,
With silken lines, and silver hooks."
John Donne
The Bait stanza 1 These lines are from a metaphysical poem, wherein men are fishers, and the fish are the women. The men hope to catch the women with "the bait" which is also the title of the poem. Add Category or Author

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"I am two fools, I know, for loving, and for saying so." John Donne
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"But O alas, so long, so far / Our bodies why do we forbear? / They're ours, though they're not we, we are / The intelligences, they the sphere." John Donne
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"Contemplative and bookish men must of necessity be more quarrelsome than others, because they contend not about matter of fact, nor can determine their controversies by any certain witnesses, nor judges. But as long as they go towards peace, that is Truth, it is no matter which way." John Donne
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"Be thine own palace, or the world's thy jail" John Donne
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"Pleasure is none, if not diversified." John Donne
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"The day breaks not, it is my heart." John Donne
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"Despair is the damp of hell, as joy is the serenity of heaven" John Donne
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"No spring nor summer beauty hath such grace as I have seen in one autumnal face." John Donne
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"Art is the most passionate orgy within man's grasp." John Donne
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"But let them sleep, Lord, and me mourn a space." John Donne
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"Death comes equally to us all, and makes us all equal when it comes" John Donne
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"Send home my long strayed eyes to me, Which too long have dwelt on thee" John Donne
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"Dear love, for nothing less than thee / Would I have broke this happy dream, / It was a theme / For reason, much too strong for fantasy, / Therefore thou waked'st me wisely; yet / My dream thou brok'st not, but continued'st it." John Donne
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"Love is agrowing, to full constant light; and his first minute, after noon, is night." John Donne
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"One short sleep past, we wake eternally, / And death shall be no more; death, thou shalt die." John Donne
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"Whoever loves, if he do not propose the right true end of love, he's one that goes to sea for nothing but to make him sick" John Donne
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"She, and comparisons are odious." John Donne
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"A bracelet of bright hair about the bone." John Donne
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"But I do nothing upon myself, and yet I am mine own Executioner." John Donne
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"All mankind is of one author, and is one volume; when one man dies, one chapter is not torn out of the book, but translated into a better language; and every chapter must be so translated...As therefore the bell that rings to a sermon, calls not upon the preacher only, but upon the congregation to come: so this bell calls us all: but how much more me, who am brought so near the door by this sickness....No man is an island, entire of itself...any man's death diminishes me, because I am involved in mankind; and therefore never send to know for whom the bell tolls; it tolls for thee." John Donne
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