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John Donne Seminar

We’re having a seminar on John Donne’s A Valediction Forbidding Mourning. I think I understand most of what’s going on, but I have one question, which if you could help me understand, I would be very grateful.  Is this a poem about death, i.e. is the speaker dying?  Why does Donne mention virtuous men passing […]