When I Consider How My Light is Spent (On His Blindness)
When I Consider How My Light is Spent (On His Blindness) Symbolism, Imagery, & Allegory
There’s more to a poem than meets the eye.
Vision, Light, and Darkness
This poem is sometimes called "On His Blindness," but the speaker might respond, "Blindness? What blindness? I'm not the one who's blind. It's the world that has run out of light." This argument is...
The Parable of the Talents
The poem hinges on a pun on "talent" in the sense of "skill" and "talent" as a unit of monetary measurement in Biblical times. The parable of talents occurs in chapter 25 of the Gospel of Matthew,...
"Patience" is an important virtue in Christianity. It allows people to work toward other "theological" virtues like hope and faith. When the speaker begins to question whether God might be kind of...
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