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Batter my heart, three-personed God

In the poem Donne uses the conceit, or elaborate metaphor, of the speaker's sinful heart as a besieged city. The speaker, who resides in this city, isn't asking for mercy or clemency from God; he...

Latest answer posted April 14, 2020 4:12 pm UTC

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Batter my heart, three-personed God

"Batter My Heart, Three-Personed God" is part of the opening verse of "Holy Sonnet XIV" by English poet John Donne (1572–1631), fourteenth in a series of nineteen sonnets he wrote between 1609 and...

Latest answer posted August 6, 2019 11:26 pm UTC

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Batter my heart, three-personed God

John Donne's poem "Batter My Heart, Three-Person'd God" is religious in nature. John Donne's early poetry was deemed "love" poetry, probably written before his marriage to Anne More. His love...

Latest answer posted June 29, 2011 6:31 am UTC

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Batter my heart, three-personed God

The paradox of the final two lines of "Batter my Heart" is expressive of the Christian belief that freedom—the spiritual freedom of the soul that goes to heaven—is based on subservience to God. For...

Latest answer posted June 7, 2018 10:23 pm UTC

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Batter my heart, three-personed God

John Donne's "Batter My Heart" is full of paradox ( two things that seemingly can't be true but are) and ambiguity ( uncertainty of meaning). It is also full of Biblical imagery and metaphor. In...

Latest answer posted September 20, 2008 11:53 am UTC

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Batter my heart, three-personed God

If one is to have any hope of seriously understanding John Donne’s sonnet Batter My Heart, Three-Personed God, one has to be familiar with Donne’s life and the times in which he lived. Batter My...

Latest answer posted October 28, 2014 5:22 pm UTC

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Batter my heart, three-personed God

I would argue that this assertion is only partly true. Yes, Donne feels that his soul has been captured by the Satanic desires of the selfish heart. But that doesn't mean that he's sold his soul to...

Latest answer posted January 7, 2020 11:30 am UTC

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Batter my heart, three-personed God

Your question identifies how the force of this poem is based around the series of incredibly violent images that Donne uses to express his desire for God to "batter his heart" and achieve perfect...

Latest answer posted June 1, 2011 8:38 pm UTC

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Batter my heart, three-personed God

The devotional poem "Batter My Heart, Three-Person'd God" is part of a 19-poem series called Holy Sonnets. Also known as Divine Sonnets or Divine Meditations, this series of poems was first...

Latest answer posted April 9, 2019 1:41 am UTC

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Batter my heart, three-personed God

This famous sonnet by John Donne does not follow a regular metrical scheme, and indeed does not possess a very tight organisation as a poem. We can say that on the whole it is written as a loose...

Latest answer posted November 24, 2011 6:22 pm UTC

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Batter my heart, three-personed God

This is one of John Donne's Holy Sonnets, that explore and describe the relationship of the poet with his maker. In particular, this poem describes the way in which a new life can be begun through...

Latest answer posted July 3, 2011 10:02 am UTC

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Batter my heart, three-personed God

I would argue that it is not a fair statement and that the poem is far more concerned with the effects of reason on human beings than it is with the complex emotions implied by the term...

Latest answer posted January 7, 2020 12:41 pm UTC

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