What is the Difference Between a Semicolon and a Comma?

This is a great scene from the movie, Wit. Though the scene stands on its own and inspires a re-reading of Donne’s Death Be Not ProudHoly Sonnet X, you can learn more about the rest of the movie here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wit_(film)

In the comment thread below, compose an argument in 4-6 sentences in Standard English about the most artful poetic tool that Donne employs to create his metaphysical insight about life, death, and eternal life.

John Donne’s Holly Sonnet X With a semicolon: http://www.poetryfoundation.org/poem/173363

John Donne’s Holly Sonnet X Without a semicolon: http://www.academia.edu/2335183/John_Donne_Holy_Sonnets_X_Death_be_not_proud_1633

About Bill Sullivan

I am an English teacher working with great students at Suffield Academy. I also teach seniors in various project-based learning environments. Some of the #PBL topics included global issues, such as Pandemics, Climate Change, and Water; more recently I have asked students to research and identify topics important to our school community and their generation. We curate these topics with a #StudentCenteredPBL. For the past eleven years, I also created a driving question for a class to research a local history mystery and present their findings in a community program partnering with our local historical society. These topics encompass researching the lives of enslaved individuals who were contributors to the foundation of our community.
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1 Response to What is the Difference Between a Semicolon and a Comma?

  1. Pingback: The Test of Abraham in American Literature | Mr. Sullivan's Digital Classroom

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