Study Guide

A Hymn to God the Father The Shore

By John Donne

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The Shore

The speaker uses another metaphor here; this time, he compares Limbo (the place between heaven and hell in some Christian traditions) to the shore (the place between land and sea). Though we here at Shmoop just love a good day on the beach, apparently the speaker wasn't a huge sunbathing fan; he really doesn't want to be stuck on shore between heaven and hell.

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