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John Donne, leading English poet of the Metaphysical school, is often considered the greatest loved poet in the English language.
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Dunstan’s-in-the-West and became known for his eloquent sermons.
As John Donne’s health continued to fail him, he became obsessed with death. Shortly before he died, he delivered a pre-funeral sermon, “Death’s Duel.” His writing was charismatic and inventive. His compelling examination of the mortal paradox influenced English poets for generations. Donne’s work fell out of favor for a time,
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