Easter Wings Themes
Little Words, Big Ideas
If a poem's called "Easter Wings," it's no surprise that religion is a big player. But religion is a huge subject, folks, and Herbert plays with our expectations and takes us in some unexpected dir...
Weakness is a double-edged sword in "Easter Wings." On the one hand, it's seriously bad. Adam is weak-willed and ends up "most poor." The speaker arrives in sorrow and endures so much that he colla...
You can't even read two lines without "Easter Wings" transforming before your very eyes, dropping syllables right and left as it shapes itself into a pair of wings. Even on a smaller scale, Herbert...
We know Herbert never misses a shot at a good paradox, and sin is no exception. But is there anything contradictory about sin? Isn't it just purely, through-and-through bad? Wait just a second. As...
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