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Easter Wings

In "Easter Wings," Herbert reflects on how people's relationship with God has diminished over the years. Despite God creating man as "wealthy," man has squandered those riches and has become "Most...

Latest answer posted April 30, 2019, 6:07 pm (UTC)

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Easter Wings

The poem's speaker is addressing God or Jesus Christ and the two stanzas are structured to look like the wings of a bird. This is important because it creates a visual representation of...

Latest answer posted July 26, 2012, 9:12 pm (UTC)

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Easter Wings

In the second stanza, the speaker is born into sin; therefore, his "tender age in sorrow did begin." Before this (in the first stanza), the speaker deals in the generality of "man"; however, the...

Latest answer posted May 12, 2009, 9:37 am (UTC)

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Easter Wings

Each of the two stanzas begins with a tone of sadness and regret due to the sinful nature of the world. Halfway through each stanza, the tone shifts at the words "with thee" (meaning with God) to a...

Latest answer posted July 1, 2019, 9:54 pm (UTC)

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Easter Wings

In this poem, Herbert is essentially praying -- he is directing this poem explicitly to God. It is a poem in celebration of the resurrection of Jesus Christ. The first stanza of the poem is a...

Latest answer posted February 23, 2010, 12:10 am (UTC)

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