- Love III by George Herbert is an eighteen line love poem with a static rhythm plus end rhyme pattern of ABABCCDEDEFFGHGHII.
- George Herbert lived between 1593 and 1633 in Wales
- The father's name was Richard Herbert
- He was considered a metaphysical poet
- The message of the poem is about the unconditional love of Christ and the unrighteous nature of human.
- Christ who was symbolized as love in the poem was seen assuring sinners of his love for them by inviting the remorse sinners into his abode to dine with him
- George Herbert's poems are in form of dramatic monologues.
- Line 13-14 says "Truth, Lord, but I have marr’d them; let my shame/ Go where it doth deserve.” which means "Lord, the truth is that I have wrongly used the eye given so let me shamefully go to where I sinfully belong" both lines have an enjambment and a personification of "my shame". The line 16 which says "My dear, then I will serve" can be interpreted as "OK. Christ, I promise to worship you." The phrase "My dear" refers to Christ.
- George Herbert also The Pulley
- A poem that described the human creation.
Sunday, 11 June 2017
Love III by George Herbert (Facts)
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