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John Donne was raised as a Catholic, but as an adult became a cleric in the Church of England after his aspirations to a career as a diplomat fell through. While he is usually described as a metaphysical poet, his writing was much broader than that suggests, encompassing love poems, religious poems, Latin translations, epigrams, elegies, songs, satires and sermons, as well as the sonnets that are most often associated with his name. "Meditation XVII", published in 1624, contains two phrases which will be familiar to many: "No man is an island, entire of itself; ... and therefore never send to know for whom the bell tolls; it tolls for thee."   

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John Donne's Love Poetry

John Donne's love poetry is as inspiring as his spiritual works. This quiz provides quotes from four of Donne's love poems: "The Canonization," "The Ecstasy," "The Flea," and "The Sun Rising." You simply have to match the quote with the correct poem.
Average (10 qns)
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The Poetry of John Donne

John Donne, MP and Dean of St Paul's Cathedral wrote some of the most beautiful religious and erotic poetry in the English language. I hope this quiz will encourage you to read or re-read his poems!
Tough (10 qns)
297 plays
John Donne - Holy Sonnet Quotes

This quiz provides quotes from four of John Donne's Holy Sonnets: "Thou hast made me," "I am a little world made cunningly," "Death, be not proud," and "Batter my heart." You simply have to match the quote with the correct sonnet.
Tough (10 qns)
177 plays
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