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Thursday, 21 January 2016

Read The Analysis Of The Pulley By George Herbert

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 Now here are the themes of the poem, “The Pulley” by George Herbert:
(1) The limitation in human existence
(2) The blessings bestowed man through creation
(3) The problems associated to riches
(4) The vanity of possessions in presence of loneliness

The following are the figuratives within the poem:
(1) Rhyme pattern of ABAB CDCD, etc.
(2) Personification in line 19-20 “If goodness lead him not, yet weariness/May toss him to my breast”
(3) Allusion to the creation story in the
scripture
(4) Alliteration in “made man” in line 1, “repining restlessness” in line 17
(5) Assonance in “weary that at least” in line 18, “lead him not, yet weariness” in line 19.
(6) Repetitions are “God” “rest” “Nature” “riches” “said he”

The Pulley is a poem that revealed that when God created man, he created him blessings like strength, beauty, wisdom, honour, pleasure but place man under a contract that will put him and his possessions to an end at certain short peroid of time:
“‘Let us” said he “pour on him all we can”

Let the world’s riches which despersed lie
Contract into a span”
Poem further narrates that when when God realised that man’s treasures are meaningless in his loneliness, he provided him companion in association with his riches which would bring him regrets and weariness and the two will make his life come to an end.

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