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Avarice

Clearly the way in which the title of this poem is "Avarice" suggests that greed is going to have some bearing upon the poem. However, as the poem addresses "Money" from the beginning, and in quite...

Latest answer posted May 23, 2011 7:10 pm UTC

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In this poem that is addressed to "Money," George Herbert makes it clear how he feels about wealth and money and what it has done to humanity. The beginning of the poem is quite unequivocal in...

Latest answer posted January 14, 2011 7:30 pm UTC

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Avarice

"Avarice" by George Herbert is written in the form of the established English sonnet. "Avarice" displays all the standard features found in an English sonnet. The poem has fourteen lines and is...

Latest answer posted June 24, 2012 7:46 pm UTC

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The title "Avarice" is appropriate for Herbert's poem because it is about greed. Herbert writes about how money is extracted from dirty mines, and he says of money, "thy parentage is base and low,"...

Latest answer posted July 12, 2016 3:16 pm UTC

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George Herbert's poem "Avarice" is an ode to money. Not only does it praise it, but it also condemns it. It both empowers it and belittles it, and shows the positive and the negative of what money...

Latest answer posted August 25, 2011 10:21 pm UTC

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In this poem, Herbert creates an extended metaphor (conceit) about how money is the root of all evil. Herbert personifies evil and this makes the conceit more effective because he/speaker can blame...

Latest answer posted April 25, 2016 4:12 pm UTC

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