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English Question 5

Read the excerpt from John Donne’s poem “Death Be Not Proud”:

For those whom thou think’st thou dost overthrow
Die not, poor Death, nor yet canst thou kill me.

What inference can be made about the meaning of these lines?
1. The speaker is defiant towards death.
 2.The speaker is fearful of death.
 3.The speaker is critical of death.
 4.The speaker is assured of death’s power.

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