John Donne A Valediction Forbidding Mourning

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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  1. Hoonsung HwangOct 28, 2012

    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. SovereignBeingOct 28, 2012

    Donne was a bit rude really.. 

  3. affectivityOct 28, 2012

    I love this poem. You explained it very well!

  4. ambiliklyOct 28, 2012

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

  5. theLdoggOct 28, 2012

    Wish I’d found this before the morning of my exam but still helpful!

  6. WarThemedRevolutionOct 28, 2012

    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.

  7. kameranneOct 28, 2012

    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 .

  8. nasserawiaOct 28, 2012

    I need the correct explanation of this poem ..
    thanx

  9. RylukinOct 28, 2012

    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.

  10. kristiegreek2Oct 28, 2012

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

  11. stacyhmOct 28, 2012

    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.

  12. kristiegreek2Oct 28, 2012

    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

  13. Jackpham102Oct 28, 2012

    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 🙂

  14. RoseOfSharonRiverOct 28, 2012

    How I love this poem!!!! Thanks for posting this video!

  15. xaphxaphOct 28, 2012

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

  16. grandetruscanOct 28, 2012

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

  17. marciodpshOct 28, 2012

    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.

  18. bumassrobOct 28, 2012

    i have an exam in this tmr and your video helped! love your stuff! thanks!

  19. Julietttte88Oct 28, 2012

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

  20. Rick ArnoldOct 28, 2012

    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.

  21. Rick ArnoldOct 28, 2012

    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.

  22. chowchop1Oct 28, 2012

    ~MY FAVORITE POEM EVER!!HALLELUJAH,CHUUCH

  23. samuelgodfreygeorgeOct 28, 2012

    Thank you Erika. God bless you.

  24. HerAeolianHarpOct 28, 2012

    Wonderful upload, Sam. 

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