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No Man Is An Island (Meditation XVII), John Donne, 1624

Donne, John. "No Man Is An Island (Meditation XVII)." Online-literature.com. The Literature Network, n.d. Web. 26 Apr. 2016.

Paragraph 3 (lines 32-36) provides

A

an explicit statement of the essay’s underlying assumptions.

B

a series of challenges to the author’s critics.

C

a concession of weakness to gain credibility.

D

a metaphorical reflection on the essay’s main idea.

E

an anecdotal illustration of the previous paragraph’s abstract ideas.