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A Valediction Forbidding Mourning

Adrienne Rich

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Added by: Kim W
"A Valediction Forbidding Mourning" is a poem by John Donne, not Adrienne Rich.
Added by: Plagiarist.com
Hi Kim,

I suppose it hasn't occurred to you that two poets may write poems that have the same title? :)

Yes, John Donne has a poem titled "A Valediction Forbidding Mourning" but so does Adrienne Rich. We have both of them in the archive.

Thank you for your comments,

Added by: Mary
Additionally, Donne's poem is titled "A Valediction: Forbidding Mourning." The colon is what marks the difference from Rich's and from others of Donne's valedictions. Did you not look at the poem's text? It is in fact a valuable comment on Donne's original work.
Added by: Carolyn
Actually, Adrienne Rich and John Donne both have a poem with the same name.

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