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Hong/English 123 Holy Sonnet XIV 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,  5 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. Yet dearly I love you, and would be loved fain, But am betroth'd unto your enemy ;  10 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. (1633) Annotation Exercise – You should annotate the sonnet above by using the prompts 
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Unformatted text preview: I’ve provided below. Annotation means that you’re writing around and making notes on the poem itself; it is the first, crucial step you take in order to understand the poem. • Try your best to paraphrase this poem • Identify any sounds in the poem (alliteration, assonance) • Identify the stress and meter for this poem • Identify any instances of paradox in the poem (look up this term if you have to) • Identify any instances of metaphor, personification, simile • Who is the speaker addressing? • What do you imagine is the antecedent scenario? (that is, what triggers the speaker to talk?) • Look up the word “ravish”—how does this verb fit in with what the speaker desires?...
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