John Donne No Man Is An Island

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The meditation by John Donne, “No man is an Island” gives an compulsive view of how we are all interconnected. Donne also teaches us the idea that suffering is a good thing in life and it brings us closer to God and those surrounding us. Although we are different ethnicities and races, Donne teaches us the idea that we are all connected in many ways. No man can achieve his goal when isolated from others. There’s no place, culture, race, or people better than another; we are all united. Donne’s meditation teaches us many important lessons about life and the people surrounding us. Donne’s poem gives an interesting insight in the meditation of how we are all connected to one another and how we depend on the people around us. He uses many metaphors to convey this idea. For instance, “No man is an island, entire of itself; every man is a piece of the continent, a part of the main. If a clod is washed away by the sea, Europe is, the less.” This line implies that if a single piece of dirt is washed away, we all are affected, not just that piece of dirt. Everyone is a part of us and we are all connected. Also, “every man is a piece of a continent, a part of a main” implies that every person is a piece of the whole world. If one part goes away it will affect the mainland and the continent. Moreover, Donne uses the metaphor, “any man’s death diminishes me, because I am involved in mankind, and therefore never send to know for whom the bells tolls; it tolls for thee.” This line is
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