Analysis Of Holy Sonnets By John Donne Essay examples

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Analysis of Holy Sonnets 7
The Holy Sonnets,7 by John Donne is a Petrarchan Sonnet, which is also an iambic pentameter. It’s end-rhyme scheme is abba abba cdcd ee, with variations in several lines. The poem consists of an octave and a sextet with a turn after line eight. After the basic information of this poem, I will illustrate several terms with examples found in it.
As for the rhyme, full rhymes appear frequently at the end of lines, such as ‘space’ and ‘grace’. These full rhymes give the poem a musical enjoyment. An exception of end rhymes is a sight rhyme which appears at the end of last two lines--‘good’ and ‘blood’. Although they are spelt alike, they have different pronunciations. However, there is a possibility that people from some places may pronounce them alike. A regular iambic pentameter line is line eleven. There are five feet of unstressed syllables followed by beats. A reversed iambic foot within a line appears at the beginning of line five and six. ‘All’ is stressed to emphasize that the category is so comprehensive that it contains nearly every kind of people. In the first line, ‘round earth 's’ can be seen as a spondaic foot to show the vastness of the earth. An interesting thing about the first line is that the earth is round but it has corners. An image like a map reveals itself from this depiction. Besides, the last line is the example of an end-stopping line, which is marked for the period at the end of the line.
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