April 20, 2014

Homework Help: English

Posted by anthony on Wednesday, March 9, 2011 at 3:57pm.

John Donne

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, poor Death, nor yet canst thou kill me.
From rest and sleep, which but thy picture[s] be,
Much pleasure, then from thee much more must flow,
And soonest our best men with thee do go,
Rest of their bones, and soul's delivery.
Thou'rt slave to Fate, chance, kings, and desperate men,
And dost with poison, war, and sickness dwell,
And poppy, or charms can make us sleep as well,
And better than thy stroke ; why swell'st thou then ?
One short sleep past, we wake eternally,
And Death shall be no more ; Death, thou shalt die.

1 - An example of a paradox in "Holy Sonnet 10" is:
a - "Death, be not proud."
b - "Death, thou shalt die."
c - "thou art slave to fate."
d - "one short sleep past."

I think it's B?

2 - The way the speaker addresses death is:
a - respectful.
b - kind.
c - sympathetic.
d - disrespectful.

I'm not sure, I think D?

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