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Language Use in "No Man..."

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Meditation 17, John Donne

When the speaker states “no man is an island, entire of itself; every man is a piece of the continent, a part of the main” (lines 14-15) his meaning relies on the reader’s understanding of

A

metaphor.

B

allusion.

C

personification.

D

irony.

E

simile.