Study Guide

Easter Wings Tough-o-Meter

By George Herbert

Tough-o-Meter

(4) Base Camp

The wing shape is cute but the heavyweight theology hovering just beneath makes this poem more complex than it looks. It's easy to get snagged on the central paradox that sin is both bad and good, but if you stick with it, you may find a nice Easter basket at the end of the hike. Here's hoping for some marshmallow Peeps.

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