The Temple: Redemption

Publication Date: July 1, 2011

Chapter: English Literature in the Early Seventeenth Century

George Herbert wrote a lot of those wacky "poems with stanzas that are shaped like objects." For instance, "The Altar," on paper, is shaped like an altar. Well, technically, it looks more like a spool of thread, or maybe an anvil, but whatever. He literally made pictures with words. Such is not the case, however, with "Redemption," presumably because making the lines form a picture of Jesus was just way too hard.

Author: George Herbert • Year: 1633 • Info: Luminarium

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