Song: Go and catch a falling star Summary, Notes And Line By Line Analysis In English By John Donne

Introduction John Donne’s poem “Go and catch a falling star,” (1633) explores women’s presumably inevitable infidelity. In the poem, the speaker claims that no matter where he looks in the world, his chances of finding a lady who will be faithful to him are roughly the same as those of encountering the devil or a … Read more

A Valediction: Forbidding Mourning Poem Summary, Notes And Line By Line Analysis In English By John Donne

Introduction: ‘A Valediction: Forbidding Mourning’ is an elegiac poem written by John Donne. It is a poem on the untimely death of his wife Anne More Donne in 1611. It serves as a farewell to her, a parting note where he makes the readers beware of death and its consequences and asks them not to … Read more

Holy Sonnets, Death Be Not Proud Poem Summary and Line by Line Analysis by John Donne in English

Introduction The speaker of this poem, John Donne criticizes Death, one of his enemies. Most people fear this enemy, yet in this sonnet, the speaker reprimands it. Speaking to Death in this manner shows that the speaker is not terrified of it and does not believe that Death should be so arrogant in himself.  About … Read more

Death Be Not Proud Summary and Line by Line Explanation by John Donne in English

Introduction In this poetry, the speaker insults Death as a personified foe. Most people fear this enemy, yet in this sonnet, the speaker effectively reprimands him. The speaker makes it clear that he is not afraid of death and does not believe that death should be so confident in himself. The readers are given an … Read more