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Essay Galaxy - John Donne And Shakespeare A comparison of “Holy Sonnet XIV” by John Donne and “Sonnet 130” by William Shakespeare

John Donne and William Shakespeare both wrote a variety of poems that are both similar within the structure of a Sonnet but with very different content. This essay will compare two of their sonnets – Sonnet 130 by William Shakespeare and the Holy Sonnet by John Donne. John Donne’s poem is a personal sonnet in which John Donne questions his faith in God. It becomes clear from the sonnet that John Donne feels that he has been tempted to sinful behavior by the Devil, Gods “enemy”. John Donne is asking God to restore his faith to an unquestioning level, either by force or proving his power to him so that his faith can be reinforced. The Shakespearean sonnet shows Shakespeare poking fun at the courtly conventions of the time. The sonnet is in the form of a love Sonnet. Although it ....

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