John Donne A Valediction Forbidding Mourning

John Donne A Valediction Forbidding Mourning Short Lecture

Batter My Heart - John Donne

Let God ravish the poet, as that is the only way the Lord can have him. Batter my heart, three-person’d God, for you As yet but knock, breathe, shine, and seek to mend; That I may rise and stand, o’erthrow me, and bend Your force to break, blow, burn, and make me new. I, like an usurp’d town to’another due, Labor to’admit you, but oh, to no end; Reason, your viceroy in me, me should defend, But is captiv’d, and proves weak or untrue. Yet dearly’I love you, and would be lov’d fain, But am betroth’d unto your enemy; Divorce me,’untie or break that knot again, Take me to you, imprison me, for I, Except you’enthrall me, never shall be free, Nor ever chaste, except you ravish me.
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24 thoughts on “John Donne A Valediction Forbidding Mourning

  1. Your demonstration looks faulty when you show how the other leg comes home.
    Home is the point  the other leg departs and arrives at after making a right circle not the center of the circle.

  2. jonne donne s 1 of the great poets in english.so i like this poem very muchhhhhhhhhhh

  3. You know there is a free software you can download that actually allows you to record things on your screen so you do not have to point a camera at your computer for this kind of video.

  4. sir, i have special thanks for you that u help people to nderstand this poem, thereby i need its explanation by writing because u explained well .

  5. hey thanks bro. my professor wanted the class to read this and more for the weekend, but as I read, i didn’t understand it (i don’t like reading and comprehending poetry). After your analysis, i understand and like this poem from Donne.

  6. I could never had thought of that.I’m studying for the university exams period and you helped me a great deal!Thank you! ^-^

  7. Gold can be beaten to a paper like thinness, as in gokd foil. They even made wire from it. I think of this stanza as the two sould being something like bubble gum. You can pull them apart but this string ofstretchy substance still connects them.

  8. a part is missing though.The 6th stanza

    Our two souls therefore, which are one
    Though I must go, endure not yet
    a breach,but an expansion
    like gold to airy thinness beat

  9. Thank You So Much your explainations were very easy to understand. I love the Compass part. It is so much clearer than the Poem. If you have time, I (and many others)would love to see more explainations on Poems or John Donne’s poems.

    Thanks 🙂

  10. What a great video! Thank you so much for this, it totally bettered my understanding of the poem. 🙂

  11. John Donne is one of the greatest poets of English poetry. He revolutionized English poetry, indeed. I love him. He is my favourite poet….

  12. Thanks, man, that helped a lot. I’m not a native english speaker, but knoe many of Donne’s poems by heart, because of the Ricard Burton’s recordings. But but can only understand fully two or three of them.

  13. You’re really helpful, Sir. Keep on the good work! I am sure to check it out again.

  14. Yet dearly I love you, and would be lov’d fain,
    But am betroth’d unto your enemy;
    Divorce me, untie or break that knot again,
    Take me to you, imprison me, for I,
    Except you enthrall me, never shall be free,
    Nor ever chaste, except you ravish me.

  15. Holy Sonnets: Batter my heart, three-person’d God
    BY JOHN DONNE
    Batter my heart, three-person’d God, for you
    As yet but knock, breathe, shine, and seek to mend;
    That I may rise and stand, o’erthrow me, and bend
    Your force to break, blow, burn, and make me new.
    I, like an usurp’d town to another due,
    Labor to admit you, but oh, to no end;
    Reason, your viceroy in me, me should defend,
    But is captiv’d, and proves weak or untrue.

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