Love III by George Herbert

In the first class we listened an audio of George Herbert’s admirer and we took notes with Evernote.

-George Herbert is a deeply religious English poet.

-He wrote in the 17 century.

-This is a religious poem about secular love.

-The struggle between the ego and the humility.

-The transformation at the end of the poem to the past tense into present tense.

In the second class we have to do the analysis of  the poem Love III

The poem is about a conversation between a voice and God, that voice can’t accept God’s love because he thinks he is guilty because his sins and don’t deserve that love.

-Personal Conclusion:  The voice who talks thinks he doesn’t deserve God’s b love because his sins but God gently invites the voice to get closer to him because God loves everybody as they are.

-Tone: Religious and sinful

-Voice: An observer of the situation’s happening. A guest and love.

-Theme: Secular Love

-Literary Figure and Effect on the reader: Allegory: Love.  Metaphor: “But quick-eyed Love, observing me grow slack” and “Sit down and taste my meat”. Imagery: Tactile, Auditory and Taste . Tactile: “Love took my hand”. Auditory:  “smiling did reply” Taste: “Taste my meat”. Alliteration: “who bore the blame

Stanza 1: The voice feels that  God sees everything and feel unconfortable.

Stanza 2: Love wants to be part  of the voice  but he thinks he don’t deserve it.

Stanza 3: The voice says that he needs to go to hell because he do a lot of sins.

Biblical reference:  “Guilty of dust and sin”  from  bible: Dust you art, and to dust you shall return.   “ sit down… and taste my meat ”: Refers to the Communion.

Enjambment: Is incomplete syntax at the end of a line; the meaning runs-over from one poetic line to the next, without terminal punctuation. Lines without enjambment are end-stopped.

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