Comparative Stylistic Analysis of a Poem

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Comparative Stylistic Analysis of a Poem

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Mrs. Daisy O. Casipit

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Lovely Anne B. Unquida
(BSEd3-3)

October 2013
Easter Wings by George Herbert
Lord, who createdst man in wealth and store, Though foolishly he lost the same, Decaying more and more, Till he became Most poore: With thee Oh let me rise As larks, harmoniously, And sing this day thy victories:
Then shall the fall further the flight in me.

My tender age in sorrow did beginne : And still with sicknesses and shame Thou didst so punish sinne, That I became Most thinne. With thee Let me
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Herbert 's poems are characterized by a precision of language, a metrical versatility, and an ingenious use of imagery or conceits that was favored by the metaphysical school of poets.3 They include almost every known form of song and poem, but they also reflect Herbert 's concern with speech--conversational, persuasive, proverbial. Carefully arranged in related sequences, the poems explore and celebrate the ways of God 's love as Herbert discovered them within the fluctuations of his own experience.2 Because Herbert is as much an ecclesiastical as a religious poet, one would not expect him to make much appeal to an age as secular as our own; but it has not proved so. All sorts of readers have responded to his quiet intensity; and the opinion has even been voiced that he has, for readers of the late twentieth century, displaced Donne as the supreme Metaphysical poet.
Easter Wings
“Easter Wings” is the work of a poet who accepted the truths of the Christian religion with piety, reverence, and humility. Often in Herbert’s work this attitude of quiet acceptance finds expression in poetry that is at once simple in theme and subtly inventive in poetic style and form. This combination makes Herbert not only one of England’s finest devotional poets but also one of
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