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    A renowned professor of English who has spent years studying and teaching the brilliant and difficult metaphysical sonnets of John Donne, has been diagnosed with terminal ovarian cancer. Over the course of the play, she reflects on her life through the intricacies of the English language, especially the use of "wit" in the metaphysical poetry of John Donne. She recites portions of Donne's Holy Sonnet X, "Death Be Not Proud", while reflecting upon her condition. As her illness progresses, she begins to reassess her life and her work with a profundity and humor that are transformative both for her and the audience.