Death, be not proud (Holy Sonnet 10)
Death, be not proud (Holy Sonnet 10)
by John Donne

Death, be not proud (Holy Sonnet 10) Dreams, Hopes, and Plans Quotes Page 2

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One short sleep past, we wake eternally (line 13)

At the end of the poem, the speaker suddenly shifts into the future, imagining the time after the Day of Judgment when Christ "wakes up" the faithful Christians who died to join him in Heaven. This rhetorical move allows him to end on a triumphant note.

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