preview

Upon A Wasp Chilled With Cold Edward Taylor Analysis

Decent Essays
Upon a Wasp Chilled with Cold, written by Edward Taylor, tells of a very interesting story in which a wasp warms itself up in preparation for a journey. Edwards word choice is very vivid and one may describe his diction as passionate. He seems to use rhyme and an array of poetic devices as a means to convey his passion. As an orthodox Puritan he truly captures their mentality and desire for God. In the poem Edward envisions himself as this little wasp basking in Gods warmth and divinity, he imparts with his readers his desire to reach a state of clarity in which his ‘misted sight’ would be unblemished and ready to gaze upon God. Edward Taylor employs rhyming couplets in a majority of his stanza’s in an attempt to add emphasis and passion
Get Access