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Holy Sonnets

John Donne

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John Donne (1572 – March 31, 1631) was a Jacobean poet and preacher, representative of the metaphysical poets of the period. His works, notable for their realistic and sensual style, include sonnets, love poetry, religious poems, Latin translations, epigrams, elegies, songs, satires and sermons. His poetry is noted for its vibrancy of language and immediacy of metaphor, compared with that of his contemporaries. Towards the end of his life Donne wrote works that challenged death, and the fear that it inspired in many men, on the grounds of his belief that those who die are sent to Heaven to live eternally. One example of this challenge is his Holy Sonnet X, from which come the famous lines “Death, be not proud, though some have called thee mighty and dreadful, for thou art not so.” (Summary from Wikipedia)

Language:

English

Narrators:

LibriVox Community

Length:

24m


Chapters

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Chapter 1
Chapter 1

01:18


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

01:14


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

01:15


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

01:10


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

01:15


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

01:23


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

01:16


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

01:11


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

01:13


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

01:20


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

01:17


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

01:15


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

01:17


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

01:19


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

01:17


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

01:15


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

01:18


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

01:18


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

01:15