Title: John Donne and William Shakespeare

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Date: February 10, 2014
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Then, death will cease to exist, and will die. Unlike Donne, Shakespeare's sonnet 55, he sees death as something that can be conquering and the immortality of his poem. From the poem, we can see the confidence from the poet as he claims to have the power to keep his memory alive even after death. Shakespeare states in line 5 "wasteful war" which implies that nothing can destroy his work...

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Shakespeare states in line 5 "wasteful war" which implies that nothing can destroy his work. He says "Nor Mars his sword nor war's quick fire shall burn/The living record of your memory." (line 6) He believes all the memories written on this poem is something that death can never take it away from him, because it is no longer in the physical form and survived through war...

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