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...ected and crafted word and pronunciation. Using Elizabethan english, particular words had liaisons and inflections which changed how the reader felt about the line, as previously explained. Ultimately, the phonetic structure of the lines in John Donne’s works shaped the metaphysical significance of his works. In modern translations however, because the original pronunciation is lost, much of the power and beauty in Donne’s works are lost, because the improper pronunciation of key words and lines gave an incorrect mood or interpretation of meaning. Though it is often ignored, the use of certain words can define a work as powerful or weak; meaningful or insignificant; metaphysical or bland. The original copy of an artist’s work is always the most accurate to his or her intended message, however, with time and interpretations, that meaning and power can be easily lost.
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