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 Johne Donne is a typical metaphysical poet.Discuss the features of metaphysical poetry in two of Donne's poems.

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Metaphysical poetry often explores the power of emotions, ideas about spirituality and also the nature of death, and life after death. In short, metaphysical poetry explores all those aspects of life which are beyond, or outside of the physical.

In "Death Be Not Proud," Donne challenges the claim that death is the end of life, and insists that death is merely the process by which one's soul is set free. Death is, therefore, not the end but rather the moment before we "wake eternally." This implies that Donne had something of a spiritual outlook on life, and believed that our souls would live on forever after death.

Perhaps the most notable characteristic of metaphysical poetry...

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