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Easter Wings

Easter Wings


by George Herbert

Easter Wings: Thematic Madness Quiz

Think you’ve got your head wrapped around Easter Wings? Put your knowledge to the test. Good luck — the Stickman is counting on you!
Q. Which of the following summarizes a paradox explored in "Easter Wings"?

no pain, no gain
Herbert's dead but he's actually alive
shaped poetry is meaningless
great happiness comes from great weakness
Q. Which crucial adjective represents Herbert's weakness?

Q. How does the poem's shape mimic Herbert's transformation?

the variable line length reflects the content
the wings symbolize a lark's transformative power
the wings symbolize a hawk's capacity for change
the indentation represents Adam's fall
Q. Which verb indicates Herbert's desire to "combine" with God?

Q. Why can sin be considered good according to Herbert?

because it's fun while you're doing it
because it allows you to repent and be close with God
because for the devil it means converts
because Herbert likes messing with us