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February 16, 2006

death be not proud..

Sonnets -- Jerz: Intro to Literary Study (EL150)

So I am having a hard time reading the poem, Death, be not proud. I am not sure if it is the way it is written or if my brain already stopped working.

All I can do is try and for some reason I think that the first line somewhat is saying that people call for death and are either wanting to die, like commit suicide, or they are just really afraid of death and don't want it to come.
In line 9 it says
thou art slave to fate, chance, kings, adn desperate men, adn doust with poison, war, and sickness dwell

I think it is saying that fate can bring death and that the desperate men for death either get sick, are poisoned or are shipped to war.

I really am having a hard time with this one.

Posted by Brittney Aller at February 16, 2006 07:34 PM


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