John Donne: Poems

identify a conceit in holy sonnet 10 by john donne?

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Donne relies on personnification or extended metaphor throughout the poem. This type of extended metaphor is also known as a conceit. In the poem, Death is a person who Donne addresses as a slave to other forces: fate, chance, kings, and desperate men. Death is not in control, for a variety of other powers exercise their volition in taking lives. Even in the rest it brings, Death is inferior to drugs. Finally, the speaker predicts the end of Death itself, stating “Death, thou shalt die.” Check out my GradeSaver link below for more,