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 Proud, Holy Sonnet X, you can learn more about the rest of the movie here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wit_(film)
Before our discussion in class, please view this clip as a way to inspire a re-reading of Death Be Not Proud. Then, sometime before class, decide upon the most artful poetic tool that Donne employs to create his metaphysical insight about life, death, and eternal life. Compose a 3-5 sentence “comment” in Standard English to start our class discussion online.
With Semicolon: http://www.poetryfoundation.org/poem/173363
Without Semicolon: http://www.potw.org/archive/potw83.html