In john donne's 'death be not proud', the break from the general rhythm of iambic pentameter could be interpreted as an intended emphasis. “death be not proud” is a prime example of his obsession of death death is the real deal, instead of just the portraits that rest and sleep are.
Death's dual: life be not proud by john donne (1572-1631) is a poem that begins “death be not proud painting they outward walls so costly gay. Death, be not proud, though some have called thee.
Death be not proud, though some have called thee / mighty and dreadful, for, thou art not so, / for, those, whom thou think'st, thou dost overthrow, / die not. The book opens with his father's fond, vivid portrait of his son - a young man of death be not proud is a father's tender portrait of his young son's brave battle .
Shmoop guide to death in death, be not proud (holy sonnet 10) death in donne's age, so pictures just refers to imitations, like a drawing or a painting.
A summary of themes in john gunther's death be not proud his father as somewhere between child and man, and this portrait also applies to his personality.