At the round earth's imagined corners Summary & Analysis
by John Donne

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"At the round earth's imagined corners" is one of English poet John Donne's Holy Sonnets, a 19-sonnet sequence in which Donne explores the struggles and consolations of his Christian faith. In this poem, a speaker tries his best to imagine Judgment Day, preparing himself to face God at the end of the world. Though he worries he might be the worst of sinners, he takes comfort in the idea that God's mercy is as infinite as the universe and that forgiveness is always there for the asking. This sonnet, like nearly all of Donne's poetry, was first published in Donne's posthumous collection Poems (1633).

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