Meditation 17

Study Guide

1. For what reasons does a church bell ring?  Which occasion does Donne consider in this poem?

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2. What is the body of which Donne is a member?

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3. Donne compares people to chapters in a book.  He says that every chapter must be translated into

"a better language."

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           b. What is the "better language" into which people are translated?____________________

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4. What does Donne mean by the statement that "all mankind is of one author, and is one volume"?

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5. Why does Donne say that "Any man's death diminishes me."

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6. How can affliction be "a treasure"?

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