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Batter my heart (Holy Sonnet 14)

Batter my heart (Holy Sonnet 14)

by John Donne

Analysis: Brain Snacks

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Donne was related to Sir Thomas More, the famous English author, scholar, and politician. (Source)

Phrases like, "death be not proud," "for whom the bell tolls," and "no man is an island" are all from Donne's work.

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