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Questions about "Devotions upon Emergent Occasions" (1624), a collection of 23 "Meditations" by John Donne. It was written while Donne recovered from illness, and reflects on death, life, and sickness. Use with [john-donne] and [essays]

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When and why did "No man is an island" start being regarded as a poem?

John Donne's "Meditation XVII" from Devotions upon Emergent Occasions (1624) includes the following well-known passage: No man is an island, entire of itself; every man is a piece of the ...