Analysis Of The Poem ' Easter Wings ' By George Herbert

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Religious is a strong topic because many people accept it and others do not. Beliefs are very important in the life of several human beings and people enjoy expressing them. The poem, “Easter Wings,” illustrates the life of the first man on Earth, Adam, and the present life of George Herbert, the author, in 1633. This poetry battles between the loss of hope and hope and is a reflection on the author’s life. In the first stanza the author mentions how Adam had it all and then because of his sin he lost it all. Herbert compares himself to Adam saying that he is in the same situation. For whatever reason Herbert is losing his faith but in the second stanza he realizes that he is weak but that there will be better days. George Herbert uses figurative language like repetition, rhythm, alliteration, and metaphors, in “Easter Wings” to illustrate the structure of the poem and how Christ’s victories continue to be important in the Christian faith.
To start with, Herbert uses repetition and rhythm in his poem to present it formally and convey Christ’s victories. Herbert is respectful to God in the way he structured this poetry because in his poem he indicates a clean rhythm. Herbert uses almost the same amount of words in each line for both Stanzas. Also, the last word of almost every line in this poem ends with an “e,” for example, “store,” “same,” “more,” “became,” “rise,” “me,” “shame,” “combine,” and “thine.” Furthermore than this words ending in an “e” they also rhyme for…
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