John Donne

John Donne (1572 – 1631) was an English poet and a cleric in the Church of England. The pre-eminent representative of the metaphysical poets, his works include sonnets, love poems, religious poems, Latin translations, elegies, songs, satires and sermons. His poetry is noted for its vibrancy of language and inventiveness. In 1601 and again in 1614 he served as a member of parliament. He became an Anglican priest and was appointed Dean of St Paul’s Cathedral in 1621.

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