Yet Do I Marvel
Yet Do I Marvel Symbolism, Imagery, & Allegory
There’s more to a poem than meets the eye.
The Paradox in Pentameter
Although the speaker gives God kudos that He could explain everything about life, the poem also revolves around the speaker's awareness of unanswerable paradoxes in life. At least, unanswerable to...
A Kind God with an Awful Brain
Although we don't necessarily get images of God in this poem, the speaker uses his belief in God's goodness as a building block for his argument that there are things in life that aren't always eas...
One thing Cullen can't resist is throwing in a few classical allusions in his poem. He's going way back to Greek mythology and throwing Sisyphus and Tantalus in the mix, but why? We already know th...
Uncertainty is at the heart of "Yet Do I Marvel." In fact, the second word of the poem is "doubt." Even though he says, "I doubt not," the word (it falls on the stressed syllable of the first metri...
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