John Donne

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John Donne

John Donne (1572-1631) was a British metaphysical poet. He wrote love poems and sonnets but later in his life became religious and wrote many Christian poems. He was also Dean of St Paul's Cathedral and was the author of many sermons.

Poems[change | change source]

His famous poems include A valediction forbidding mourning, Batter My Heart, The Sunne Rising and Good Friday, riding westward.