The work of the young Donne is notable for its realistic and sensual style, and includes many poems and songs and satirical verses, the vibrant and complicated language of metaphors distinguishes it from its predecessors and most of his contemporaries . Izaak Walton, his first biographer, described him as a young libertine. However, scholars believe that this can be rather an image given by Donne, and old church, a way to separate the boy best priest’s shameless serious and mature. After studying theology, he converted to Anglicanism in the 1590s. He obtained the post of secretary to Sir Thomas Egerton, a prominent member of the court, but fell in love with Anne More, the niece of Egerton, secretly married her in 1601. They had twelve children, of whom only seven reached adulthood.The secret marriage without the consent of the father of Anne More meant that Donne had to forget any hope of progress in your career: When her father learned what had happened, he used his influence to put in jail Donne and two of his friends, of whom one had officiated the ceremony and the other had served as controls. Not in jail for a long time. Egerton sacked Donne, who became deputy (MP) Brackley district that year. During this time is that he wrote his two “Anniversaries”: An Anatomy of the World (1611) and Of the Progress of the Soul (1612). Both poems show his confidence in the order of things medieval tradition of the early Renaissance, in contrast to the political uncertainty in science and philosophy that brought the second half of the Renaissance and the beginning of s. XVII. On leaving prison Donne joined his father and his wife and settled on land it’s cousin in the county of Surrey.The couple spent many economic difficulties in 1609 to Donne received the dowry of his wife to reconcile with his father. His growing family forced him to seek the favors of the king, so that between 1610 and 1611, wrote two pieces against Catholicism, Pseudo-Martyr and Ignatius His Conclave, although many members of his family, including his mother, were still Catholic. (The second title refers to Galileo and apparently is the first time his name appears in an English literary text.) The King King James I indulged two texts, but refused to offer anything other than ecclesiastical. Donne refused to accept them but after a long period of economic hardship and struggle with himself, during which he was twice a member of parliament (in 1601 and 1614), finally bowed to the wishes of the king and was ordained Anglican 1615.His poetry took on a deeper tone after the death of his wife Anne on August 15, 1617, especially those considered as their “holy sonnets” (Holy Sonnets). After taking office, Donne wrote a large number of religious works, like Devotions Upon Emergent Occasions (1624) and several sermons, many of which were published in his lifetime and those preserved 160. He was considered a master of eloquence and unique style helped him become one of the greatest preachers of his time. In 1621, Donne was appointed Dean (Dean) of the Cathedral of St. Paul (Saint Paul’s Cathedral), the former London Gothic cathedral destroyed in the fire of 1665, a position he held until his death. He contracted a serious illness in 1623, during which he wrote his Devotions Upon Emergent Occasions. It is well known the story of his death, apparently the day before he died gave a sermon that many said was his own funeral sermon.The sermon was interrupted to recite a speech called Death’s Duell, a masterpiece of English prose of the seventeenth century. He retired to his chamber and ordered to take a portrait for which she posed wrapped in the shroud with which he was buried after his death a few weeks later, on March 14, 1631.