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For Whom The Bell Tolls

Posted by Victoria S Dennis on March 12, 2010 at 21:31

In Reply to: For Whom The Bell Tolls posted by Baceseras on March 12, 2010 at 18:38:

: : : : Does anyone know who first put John Donne's "For Whom The Bell Tolls" into sonnet form?

: : : I can't imagine how you would put that paragraph from a sermon into sonnet form! Can you post a link to this? (VSD)

: : It is a poem - by John Donne.

: : Here:

: : No man is an island,
: : Entire of itself.
: : Each is a piece of the continent,
: : A part of the main.
: : If a clod be washed away by the sea,
: : Europe is the less.
: : As well as if a promontory were.
: : As well as if a manner of thine own
: : Or of thine friend's were.
: : Each man's death diminishes me,
: : For I am involved in mankind.
: : Therefore, send not to know
: : For whom the bell tolls,
: : It tolls for thee.

: : DFG

: [Breaking the text into irregular short lines with initial capitals doesn't make a poem of this excerpt from a prose sermon by the reverend Dr Donne. - B.]

Second Baceseras: this is NOT a poem! (VSD)