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Death Be Not Proud Poem


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Death Be Not Proud Poem

  1. 1. Name :- Pritiba B. Gohil Roll No. :- 23 Course No. 1 :- The Renaissance Literature Presentation Topic :- Poem : Death Be Not Proud Enrolment No :- PG 14101016 M.A. English Semester - 1 Batch Year :- 2014 - 2016 Submitted to :- Department of English Maharaja Krishnakumarsinhji Bhavnagar University
  2. 2. Death Be Not Proud "Death Be Not Proud" is a poem by English Metaphysical Poet “JOHN DONE”, written around 1610 and first published posthumously in 1633. It is the Tenth Sonnet in Donne's posthumously published Holy Sonnets.”
  3. 3. Death Be Not Proud By John Donne
  4. 4. Poem :- Death Be Not Proud • Death be not proud, though some have called thee Mighty and dreadful, for, thou art not so, For, those, whom thou think'st, thou dost overthrow, Die not, poore death, nor yet canst thou kill me. From rest and sleepe, which but thy pictures bee, Much pleasure, then from thee, much more must flow, And soonest our best men with thee doe goe, Rest of their bones, and souls deliverie. Thou art slave to Fate, Chance, kings, and desperate men, And dost with poyson, warre, and sicknesse dwell, And poppie, or charmes can make us sleepe as well, And better then thy stroake; why swell'st thou then; One short sleepe past, wee wake eternally, And death shall be no more; Death, thou shalt die
  5. 5. Themes Of This Poem :- • Mortality • Dreams • Hopes • Plans • Religion • Courage
  6. 6. About This Poem :- • John Donne’s view on this ultimate reality called “DEATH”. • Here in this poem poet address to death saying that there is no need for death to Be Proud though some people call it very powerful and dangerous, it is neither powerful nor dangerous. • According to John Donne picture of death is nothing but sleep and rest.
  7. 7. Death as a SLAVE :- • John Donne says that Death is nothing but merely a slave of this four things. 1.Faith 2.Chance 3.Kings 4.Distress in life.
  8. 8. Three Places Where Death Lives Forever :- • In this poem John Donne says that Death lives in these three places forever, this places are like a home for Death where death lives. 1. War 2. Poisson 3. Sickness.
  9. 9. Hindu Religion Idea In Poem :-
  10. 10. Central Idea of “The Bhagwat Gita” :- • According to Bhagwat Gita, the Soul, or Atman has the properties that Weapons cannot pierce it, fire cannot burn it, water cannot moisten it and wind cannot dry it (Chapter 2.23). "nainam chindanti shastrani nainam dahati pavakah na chainam kledayanty apo na sosayati marutah" • (Bhagwat Gita : Chapter Two verse 23) "Sri Krishna said: The soul can never be cut to pieces by any weapon, nor burned by fire, nor moistened by water, nor withered by the wind.”
  11. 11. Conclusion :- • John Donne concludes his Sonnet saying that death need not became proud, this life is one sleep in a sense that it is full of illusion but death librates us from that illusion and we wake up forever. • Donne believes that if death is accepted with this spirit, there is no death at all. Death it self would die.
  12. 12. • Let’s watch this wonderful poem “Death Be Not Proud”.
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