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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.

It can be inferred from the contrast between the clauses separated by the semicolon (“Perchance he...for him”) and (“and perchance…not that”) in lines 1-4, that the speaker’s comments are

A

both provocative and ironic.

B

both enigmatic and mysterious.

C

both sobering and unaware.

D

both logical and argumentative.

E

both discouraged and pessimistic.