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The themes of the poems draw on ideas of different types of power, including the power of religion and the power of the written word.
Donne captures the power of belief flawlessly in his metaphors and personification of death.
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Any opinions, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of UK Essays.Donne’s theme s plays on the ideas of the role of death in a normal life.He portrays it as the way to break free from the troubles that accompany one lifetime.For instance you would have to pronounce the words form “eternally” and “die” to “eternal-lie” just to make it rhyme.This can relate in today’s time through the use of music.The question of how Shakespeare relates in todays times is always been asked and through this reflective essay I will demonstrate how and why it is relevant.I will be discussing in a number of paragraphs why it relates in todays time through the understanding of the theme, structure and the poetic techniques through the use of John Donne’s Holy Sonnet 10 and Shakespeare’s Sonnet 18.In sonnet 18 Shakespeare emphasizes the idea that, when envisioned in a poem, love never dies: “So long as men can breathe, or eyes can see, so long lives this, and this gives life to thee” (lines 13 and 14).This sonnet relates to todays times, as many people including myself believe that love never dies.However, in sonnet 10 Donne finishes it slightly differently.The sonnets last six lines are made up of CDDCAA and if you look carefully you can notice some different things happening.