Wit: Death Be Not Proud
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  • English → Sonnet → Death Be Not Proud
  • Language Arts → Punctuation → Importance of Punctuation

Professor Ashford critiques the version of "Death Be Not Proud" by English poet, John Donne, that Vivian Bearing uses because it is incorrectly punctuated. The punctuation within a poem can give it an entirely different meaning.

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    Analyze how a drama’s or poem’s form or structure (e.g., soliloquy, sonnet) contributes to its meaning

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  • Heidi Curoe
    almost 2 years ago
    Can't hear the sound.
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