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Allusion in Death Be Not Proud

Allusion Examples in Death Be Not Proud:

Text of the Poem

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"And death shall be no more; Death, thou shalt die. ..."   (Text of the Poem)

The final line of the poem alludes to 1 Corinthians 15:26 in the Bible, which states that “The last enemy to be destroyed is death.” Donne means that death will ultimately be conquered because those who die move on to an eternal afterlife; therefore, it is death that dies.

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