In "Death, Be Not Proud" what does the speaker say are "pictures" of death? Explain the similarities ?
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Rest and sleep are death's images, for they mimic in short term what eternal nonbeing may entail. Sleep because it is a state of non conscious being, dreams flit about to and fro through the slumbering mind, the sleeper does not know he sleeps. And yet sleep and rest are pleasurable in essence for they induce forgetfulness, from this weary world. Hence, according to Donne, death must becalm and soothe the mind...
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