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John Donne was one of the earliest metaphysical poets, born in London to Roman Catholic parents. With the persecution of Catholics Donne converted to the Church of England living a clerical and political life along with his poetry. Best described as titillate and religious, he primarily wrote poetry on religion, sexuality, love and death; one of the most famous being Death be Not Proud written in 1609 before being published posthumously in 1633. Donne joins a club including Van Gogh, Edgar Allan Poe, Galileo, Alfred Wegner, and Oscar Wilde — people who were only recognised once they vanquished from our…


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