Monthly Archives: October 2012

Herbert’s Poetic Dilemma: Language and Simplicity of Life

Herbert’s restlessness with divesting himself from the best practices of poetic language and rhetorical practice is clearly brought to conscious expression in “The forerunners” where his rejection of “sweet phrases” and “lovely metaphors” is less than convincing. “The Forerunners” pictures … Continue reading

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Herbert’s Union with the Divine: The Offering of the “Utmost” in Life and Art in terms of Achieved Simplicity

By “Praise II”, having unified justice and mercy in the simplicity of God’s providence, Herbert’s poet/priest persona is ready to embrace the Unitive State from which will spring his “utmost art”: King of Glorie, King of Peace, I will love … Continue reading

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