Comparative Stylistic Analysis of a Poem

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Comparative Stylistic Analysis
of a Poem

Submitted to:
Mrs. Daisy O. Casipit

Submitted by:
Lovely Anne B. Unquida

October 2013
Easter Wings
by George Herbert
Lord, who createdst man in wealth and store,
  Though foolishly he lost the same,
     Decaying more and more,
      Till he became
        Most poore:
        With thee
      Oh let me rise
As larks, harmoniously,
And sing this day  thy victories:
Then shall the fall further the flight in me.

My  tender  age  in  sorrow   did   beginne :
  And still with sicknesses and shame
     Thou  didst  so  punish  sinne,
       That  I  became
         Most thinne.
         With  thee
       Let me combine
    And feel this day thy victorie:
  For,  if  I  imp  my  wing  on  thine
Affliction shall  advance the  flight in  me.

The little girl of Hiroshima

By Nazim Hikmet

I come and stand at every door...
But none can hear my silent tread...
I knocked, and yet remain unseen...
For I am dead, for I am dead.

I'm only seven though I died
In Hiroshima long ago.
I'm seven now as I was then
When children die they do not grow.

My hair was scorched by swirling flames
My eyes grew dim, grew dim and blind.
Death came and turn my bone to dust
And that was scattered by the wind.

I need no fruit, I need no rice
I need no sweets or even bread.
I asked for nothing for my self
For I am dead, for I am dead.

All that I asked is that for peace
You fight today, you fight today.
So that the children of the world
May live and grow and laugh and play.

George Herbert
        George Herbert was born in Montgomery, Wales, on April 3, 1593, the fifth son of Richard and Magdalen Newport Herbert. After his father's death in 1596, he and his six brothers and three sisters were raised by their mother, patron to John Donne who dedicated his Holy Sonnets to her. Herbert was educated at Westminster School and Trinity College, Cambridge. His first two sonnets, sent to his mother in 1610, maintained that the love of God is a worthier subject for verse than the love of woman. His first verses to be published, in 1612, were two memorial poems in Latin on the death of Prince Henry, the heir apparent.         After taking his degrees with distinction (B.A. in 1613 and M.A. in 1616), Herbert was elected a major fellow of Trinity, in 1618 he was appointed Reader in Rhetoric at Cambridge, and in 1620 he was elected public orator (to 1628). It was a post carrying dignity and even some authority: its incumbent was called on to express, in the florid Latin of the day, the sentiments of the university on public occasions.1 In 1624 and 1625 Herbert was elected to represent Montgomery in Parliament. In 1626, at the death of Sir Francis Bacon, (who had dedicated his Translation of Certaine Psalmes to Herbert the year before) he contributed a memorial poem in Latin. Herbert's mother died in 1627; her funeral sermon was delivered by Donne. In 1629, Herbert married his step-father's cousin Jane Danvers, while his brother Edward Herbert, the noted philosopher and poet, was raised to the peerage as Lord Herbert of Chirbury.         Herbert could have used his post of orator to reach high political office, but instead gave up his secular ambitions. Herbert took holy orders in the Church of England in 1630 and spent the rest of his life as rector in Bemerton near Salisbury. At Bemerton, George Herbert preached and wrote poetry; helped rebuild the church out of his own funds; he cared deeply for his parishoners. He came to be known as "Holy Mr. Herbert" around the countryside in the three years before his death of consumption on March 1, 1633.         A Priest to the Temple (1652), Herbert's Baconian manual of practical advice to country parsons, bears witness to the intelligent devotion with which he undertook his duties as priest....
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