John Donne Essay | Division of the Body and Soul in John Donne's "The Funeral" and "Sonnet 3"

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Division of the Body and Soul in John Donne's "The Funeral" and "Sonnet 3"

Summary: Both John Donne's "The Funeral" and "Holy Sonnet 3" are undeniably similar in their discussions of death and afterlife, with death referred to more as a beginning to a new life than an ending, particularly for the soul. Each poem reflects the soul being released from the body as a way of cleansing the spirit, while allowing the mind to rid itself of things that might have troubled the speaker while alive.
Division of the Body and Soul

John Donne's "The Funeral" and "Holy Sonnet 3" are undeniably similar in their discussions of the separation of the body and soul. Each poem deals directly with the idea of death and afterlife. However, the topic of death is referred to not as an ending but more of as a beginning to a new life, exclusively for the soul. Each poem reflects the soul being released from the body as a way of cleansing the spirit while allowing the mind to rid itself of things that might have troubled the speaker while living. Through death the soul is given a second life, free of previous concerns and with new virginity to the blessings of the afterlife.

While reviewing "The Funeral" the first thing that became apparent was the title. A funeral is...

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