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Batter my heart (Holy Sonnet 14)

Batter my heart (Holy Sonnet 14)

by John Donne

Batter my heart (Holy Sonnet 14) Questions

Bring on the tough stuff - there’s not just one right answer.

  1. What's up with all the contradictions and stark oppositions?
  2. Does the speaker think that God is omnipotent, or all-powerful?
  3. Why does our speaker use other metaphors, like a wedding engagement, instead of just sticking with the fortress town?
  4. What does our speaker actually want God to do in simple, practical terms? Can we even answer this question?

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