Analysis Of The Poem ' Batter My Heart ' Essay examples

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The poem “Batter my heart, three-person’d G-d” shows how far a man is willing to go for love. He is willing to be broken down and conquered. He is willing to have his masculinity stripped from him. He starts off in the beginning of the poem by stating, “Batter my heart, three-person’d G-d, 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. The man believes that g-d is looking too fondly upon him. Not giving him the punishments he deserves. He wants G-d to mend him not with kindness, but by being completely broken down and built a new. In a sense the way a man often has to change when he enters a relationship. He then goes on to continue “I, like an usurp 'd town, to another due, labour to admit you, but O, to no end.
Reason, your viceroy in me, me should defend, but is captived, and proves weak or untrue.” He knows he has been unfaithful and likens himself to a town that has been conquered. Here he starts to emasculate himself by bonding himself. He puts himself in that castle and G-d is his knight in shining armor, who must come save him from the devil. In this instance he strays from his original narrative. He becomes a begger. When people beg they start to make up different excuses and half truths to convince a person to believe and help them. He no longer mans up to his mistakes and tells G-d it’s not my fault I’m trapped. He seems like a woman seeking attention…

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