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Death, Be Not Proud (Holy Sonnet 10)



John Donne was a famous seventeenth-century English poet known for his complex love poems and religious poetry.  One of Donne’s better-known religious or “divine” poems  is “Death, Be Not Proud,” also known as “Holy Sonnet 10 (X),” published in 1633.  In this sonnet-form poem, death will be defeated through eternal life promised by faith.  



LINCCWeb online catalog – Search Terms


  • Donne, John  (Author)
  • Donne, John  (Subject)



Call Numbers for Browsing the Shelves


  •  PR2245 – PR2248



Circulating Books – A Selected List


  • Donne, John.  The Complete Poetry and Selected Prose of John Donne. 1952.

                      Call Number:  PR2245 .A5 C6    *(See pgs. 250-251.)

  • Donne, John.  The Divine Poems.  2000.

                      Call Number:  PR2246 .G26 2000    *(See pg. 9.)

  • Roston, Murray.  The Soul of Wit: A Study of John Donne. 1974.

                       Call Number:  PR2248 .R58    *(See pgs. 189-191.)

  • Targoff, Ramie.  John Donne, Body and Soul. 2008.

                      Call Number:  PR2248 .T37 2008    *(See pgs. 106, 128, 156.)



Reference Materials


  • Literature Criticism from 1400 to 1800. Call Number:  REF PN86 .L53

o Vol. 24, pgs. 164, 171

o Vol. 91, pg. 58

  • Masterplots II:  Poetry Series (Revised Edition).Call Number:  REF PN1110.5 .M37 2002

o Vol. 2, pgs. 953-955

  • Poetry for Students.Call Number:  REF PN1112 .P752 1998

o Vol. 2, pgs. 102-114

  • World Poets.Call Number:  REF PN1021 .W67 2000

o Vol. 1, pgs. 331, 335



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