Martin Maginn 10XG (English)
This is one of John Donne's many Holy Sonnets which contain a religious theme. It follows the structure of a Standard English sonnet in which there are 3 quatrains consisting of 4 lines each, followed by a rhyming couplet at the end. The rhyming scheme also follows this standard structure which is: a-b-b-a, a-b-b-a, c-d-c-d, e-e.
This poem is all about
There is use of a simile in the 2nd quatrain in which
Then in the 3rd quatrain the poem changes slightly. The first line talks about Donne's dear love for God, but in the second line he says that he's "betrothed unto your enemy". This could be compared to a woman who is married to her true lover's enemy, she wants to be divorced from her current husband and be with her dear lover instead. In the case of this poem, Donne wants to be free of sin and the devil and come to God instead, even if this must be accomplished by force ("imprison me").
The last two lines which are a rhyming...