Sunday, February 24, 2019
Review on John Donne’s ‘Holy Sonnet 14’
Poem Holy Sonnet XIV Name of origin bath Donne Imprisoned In the metrical composition Holy Sonnet XIV, washbasin Donne writes about the different imprisonments of life. In his poem he is saying that he has move for the temptations of idols enemy, the tantalise, and he is inquire immortal to function the hold the devil has on him. John portrays that he is trapped and bound by the evils of the devil, and he wishes to be dissociate(11) from the devil to be once again jug by the love of God, either way he knows he neer shall be free(13).The point John is making in this poem is that he loves God and no longer wishes to live with the sins and imprisonment of the devil, however rather be enthralled(13) by God. John first speaks of God as a three-personed God(1), meaning God is the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. end-to-end the poem John is at a fallen state, where he has fallen so hard it would be almost impossible for him to alone bear the bond that he has with the de vil, to be businesseous and serve God. John is asking God to process him in breaking the bond, asking to Batter(1) his tenderness for God, breaking the unholy bond, the engagement that he has with the devil.John wishes to be the God-loving person he knows he is. John needs Gods powerful shipway to reap him a new person, today some call it a born-again believer, and John so disadvantageously wants God to make me new(4). John feels as if he has been taken over by the devil. John is pleading his case in this poem, to God as to wherefore God should help him, defend him, save him, and make him new. This poem is give care Johns prayer, pleading to God his reasoning in why God should help him, since God is his viceroy(7) that he should want to defend him.John is trapped as if he is held captive, and is weak and untrue to God, but at the same clock time still willingly and joyfully loves God. John uses the word betrothed(10) to strain that he has been tied, or engaged to the devil in his actions and wished to be divorced(11). John is saying he is bound by the devil and doesnt want to be imprisoned by the devil, but instead be imprisoned by God. Its like no matter what class John is on, whether it is the path of the devil, or the path of God, he will be imprisoned either way and never be free.John grew up as a believer in God and he eventually grew to be known as The Great Priest by many people. A great priest doesnt have to stray to far from God to feel as John felt in this poem because no one sin is greater than the other. This was not the first time John had felt he had strayed away from God divorce me, untie, or break that knot again(11). The Holy Sonnet XIV is about a man who felt as if he strayed away from God and how badly he wants God to help him get gumption on the right track, living for Him.John was catholic at a time when anti-catholic sentiment was common. He began to question his faith when his brother Henry died. John then briefly struggled near poverty to support his family for almost 10 years. With him being in hard times and straying away from his religion, to then come to hook back up into his religion is an example of his life and what he valued people to know by reading this poem. After he got back to his normal life, in religion, he then became the priest that we know him to be today.