To get their meaning, you first must get them as a person. John Donne was an English poet who was born in 1572 during a “strong Anti-Catholic period” in England (Biography). Catholic believe in a person having a body and a soul, two things that are different during death according to Catholics beliefs. Once you died the soul came out of your body and made its way to see God for his/her fate. John Donne mentions afterlife in the poem when he mentions “… we wake eternally” (Donne 800), stating that the only way to kill “Death” is by dying. With Donne being a devoted catholic, he often ques...
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...Death can be a sensitive subject to some people, and that’s why it is used in literature. Literature is left up for interpretations making death, not only acceptable, but key in the literature world.
To conclude, death has many different interpretations causing it to be a sensitive subject. Death will come to us eventually and when it does we should be ready to live eternally. Both poets Emily Dickinson, and John Donne used personification to show how they each saw death differently. The lives of these poets both differ as they both grew up in different time periods, having a different outlook on death. They’re widely influenced by the time they were living in, and it was shown in depicting the explanation of death. Some people die pridefully, others die unknowingly but one things for sure death came knocking at their doors, and was ready to go out on a ride.
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