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John Donne Holy Sonnet Vii Prosody/analysis

Summary: John Donne portrays his reverence for God through poetry element such as caesurae, alliteration, assonance, substitution, and a loosely followed rhyme scheme.
John Donne wrote a total of nineteen sonnets he titled "The Holy Sonnets." When it came to their form, Donne very loosely followed the Petrachan style for all nineteen. In the first eight lines--the octet--he presents readers with a problem, idea, or situation. And the following six lines--the sestet--he presents an answer to the problem or comments on the idea or situation. He often broke the strict rules of sonnet writing in order to convey a situation that was important or emotionally intense to him. In Holy Sonnet VII, Donne expresses his reverence for God. It was obvious that he exalted God, and had great respect for him, both out of awe and fear. In the octet of this poem, Donne states the issue of sin and evil, and in the sestet, he argues for repent as a way of cleansing our sinned...

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