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