Analysis of Batter My Heart

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In the poem "Batter my heart, three-personed God , John Donne portrays a troubled speaker who is experiencing a spiritual disturbance in accepting his current faith and who is therefore expressing his desire to renew his faith in God and his religion. Throughout this religious sonnet, Donne employs the use of metaphors which provide clues as to what the speaker is feeling during the poem and paradoxes to exemplify the speaker's request. Based on the first statement of the poem alone, it is clear that the lines to follow will involve some sort of religious conflict, as shown by the command said by the speaker, "Batter my heart, three-personed God . In relation to the rest of the poem, one can conclude that the "three-personed God  to which the speaker is referring is a metaphor for the Holy Trinity of the Christian religion; the use of the word "batter  serves as a forerunner to the later violent requests of the speaker. Th

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