Donne's Religious Poems
Find examples of these concepts in Donne's Holy Sonnets:
Wit: Discordia concors, i.e., the bringing together of unlike things into a striking comparison.
What conclusions does Donne reach in the Sonnets? Alternatively, what conclusions can we reach about his thinking in the Sonnets?
Questions on Sonnet 14 ("Batter my heart...")
What is Donne’s conceit?
What is the effect of the phrase "Three-person’d God"? It conveys an impression of triple strength for battering, and the three persons are to operate individually:
What paradoxes do you find in the poem?
How do you read the final line?
Rhyme and meter: What is the rhyme scheme of this poem? And do you find any exceptions to iambic pentameter?