Holy Sonnets

Holy Sonnets

Author: John Donne
Read By: David Barnes
Duration: 0:23:47
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Holy Sonnets

John Donne (1572 – March 31, 1631) was a Jacobean poet and preacher, repres
John Donne (1572 – March 31, 1631) was a Jacobean poet and preacher, representative of the metaphysical poets of the period. His works, notable for their realistic and sensual style, include sonnets, love poetry, religious poems, Latin translations, epigrams, elegies, songs, satires and sermons. His poetry is noted for its vibrancy of language and immediacy of metaphor, compared with that of his contemporaries. Towards the end of his life Donne wrote works that challenged death, and the fear that it inspired in many men, on the grounds of his belief that those who die are sent to Heaven to live eternally. One example of this challenge is his Holy Sonnet X, from which come the famous lines “Death, be not proud, though some have called thee mighty and dreadful, for thou art not so.” (Summary from Wikipedia)

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Holy Sonnet I – Thou hast made me, and shall Thy work decay?
John Donne
Holy Sonnet II – As due by many titles I resign my self to Thee…
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Holy Sonnet III – O might those sighs and tears return again…
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Holy Sonnet IV – Oh my black soul! now art thou summoned…
John Donne
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Chapters (complete)

Holy Sonnet I – Thou hast made me, and shall Thy work decay?
John Donne
Holy Sonnet II – As due by many titles I resign my self to Thee…
John Donne
Holy Sonnet III – O might those sighs and tears return again…
John Donne
Holy Sonnet IV – Oh my black soul! now art thou summoned…
John Donne
Holy Sonnet V – I am a little world made cunningly…
John Donne
Holy Sonnet VI – This is my play’s last scene…
John Donne
Holy Sonnet VII – At the round earth’s imagin’d corners…
John Donne
Holy Sonnet VIII – If faithful angels be alike glorified…
John Donne
Holy Sonnet IX – If poisonous minerals…
John Donne
Holy Sonnet X – Death, be not proud…
John Donne
Holy Sonnet XI – Spit in my face you Jews…
John Donne
Holy Sonnet XII – Why are we by all creatures waited on?
John Donne
Holy Sonnet XIII – What if this present were the world’s last night?
John Donne
Holy Sonnet XIV – Batter my heart, three-personed God…
John Donne
Holy Sonnet XV – Wilt thou love God, as he thee?
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Holy Sonnet XVI – Father, part of his double interest…
John Donne
Holy Sonnet XVII – Since she whom I loved hath paid her last debt…
John Donne
Holy Sonnet XVIII – Show me dear Christ, thy spouse so bright and clear…
John Donne
Holy Sonnet XIX – Oh, to vex me, contraries meet in one…
John Donne