Journey of the Magi
Journey of the Magi Symbolism, Imagery, & Allegory
There’s more to a poem than meets the eye.
Seasons and Weather
Though talk of the temperature peters out by the time the poem winds to a close, weather is the star of the show in the first part of the Magus's story. And it's pretty miserable weather indeed—f...
"Journey of the Magi" contains imagery of the Magis' homelands in both its opening and closing lines. And while the Bible (specifically the Gospel of Matthew, which is the only book that includes t...
The Other Villages
What we really mean here is "any place that's not the Magi's awesome palaces." The poem sets up a pretty stark contrast between the desert homeland of the kings and the villages closer to Bethlehem...
The Symbolic Life of Christ
Ah, the Big Kahuna of symbolism in "Journey of the Magi," and it's all crammed into the middle stanza. The second bit of this poem can be interpreted as an allegory for a couple of different things...
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