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The phrase “for whom the bell tolls” has been used by many writers and singers. Metallica and the Bee Gees have written songs with this title and Hemingway wrote a whole novel entitled For Whom the Bell Tolls.

In 2009 Will.i.am and Phonte Blu also wrote a song with the same title.

Go to Hiphop linguistics and watch Will.i.am and Phonte Blu’s music video, “For Whom the Bell Tolls”. If this video is no longer available here, go to Youtube and search for it there.
  • Did you catch all the words? If not see the lyrics here at lyrics.bay.
Compare this song to the poem by John Donne in your textbook (page 14) or on poetry.online.
  • Are these two texts similar in any way? How?
  • Which one did you like better? Why?

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