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John Donne
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For the Welsh courtier and diplomat, see Sir John Donne.
John Donne |
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John Donne |
Born | 21 January 1572
London, England |
Died | 31 March 1631 (aged 59) |
Occupation | Poet, Priest, Lawyer |
Nationality | English |
Genres | Satire, Love poetry, Elegy,Sermons |
Subjects | Love, Sexuality, Religion,Death |
Literary movement | Metaphysical Poetry |
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John Donne (pronounced /ˈdʌn/ dun; 21 January 1572 – 31 March 1631) was an English poet, preacher and a major representative of themetaphysical poets of the period. His works are notable for their realistic and sensual style and include sonnets, love poetry, religious poems, Latin translations, epigrams, elegies, songs, satires and sermons. His poetry is noted for its vibrancy of language and inventiveness of metaphor, especially as compared to that of his contemporaries.
Despite his great education and poetic talents, he lived in poverty for several years, relying heavily on wealthy friends. In 1615 he became anAnglican priest and, in 1621, was appointed the Dean of St Paul's Cathedral in London.
Contents [hide]   * 1 Early life       * 1.1 Marriage to Anne More       * 1.2 Early poetry   * 2 Career and later life       * 2.1 Later poetry       * 2.2 Death   * 3 Style   * 4 Legacy   * 5 Donne in literature   * 6 Bibliography       * 6.1 Poetry       * 6.2 Prose       * 6.3 Critical works   * 7 See also   * 8 References   * 9 Notes   * 10 External links |
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[edit]Early life

A portrait of Donne as a young man, c. 1595. Artist unknown. In the collection of the National Portrait Gallery, London.[2]
John Donne was born in London, England, into a Roman Catholic family at a time when open practice of that religion was illegal in England.[3] Donne was the third of six children. His father, also named...

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