Analysis Of Batter My Heart Three Personed God

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“Batter My Heart, Three-Personed God" by John Donne
Feeling & picture of the text
The ‘feeling’ of the text can be deduced from the tone of the words that are used. The beginning and the middle of the text uses ‘difficult’ words arranged next to each other. Examples include “break, blow, burn, and make me new” and “o 'erthrow me, and bend”. This could imply that the persona is bitter or dissatisfied with the current situation because it is not the one he is supposed to be in. However, towards the end, a feeling of hope is evident in the use of the words “enthrall” and “ravish”.

The text also uses words, images and symbols to create a picture of how remorseful the persona is for having been wayward. The text presents a person who is having
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For the persona to rise, stand and walk towards God, he must be detached (overthrown) from the enemy. However, ‘overthrow’ and ‘divorce’ are used in different tones. While ‘overthrow’ is forceful (the persona says “o 'erthrow me, and bend…your force to break”), ‘divorce’ is not forceful. To bring out this distinction, the persona says “Divorce me, untie or break that knot again”. Therefore, the tone changes towards the end of the text. These two metaphors or symbolic words are used with regard to ‘movement from the enemy’. The ‘movement towards God’ is defined by the term…show more content…
Infact, he already has a strong past relationship with Him, which he wishes is restored. He loves Him (“Yet dearly I love you”) and defends Him (“me should defend”). It can also be argued that the persona cries unto the God because he (persona) knows His (God’s) abilities. From the text, the three-personed God can ‘knock, breathe, shine, and…mend’ and ‘break, blow, burn, and make…new’. Since God can bend the personal from the enemy and mend him to be in line with His statutes, and since the persona has a burning desire for Him having tasted his relationship in the past, he believes He can make him His again. Nevertheless, the persona knows that God renews, breaks, mends and bends by
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