Love III

With our literature teacher, Pato Chujman, we are working in a poem called, love III, written by George Herbert. This poem can be read in a literal or metaphorical level.

Love bade me welcome: yet my soul drew back,          
	Guilty of dust and sin.
But quick-eyed Love, observing me grow slack
	From my first entrance in,
Drew nearer to me, sweetly questioning
	If I lacked anything.

“A guest," I answered, “worthy to be here”:
	Love said, “You shall be he.”
“I, the unkind, ungrateful? Ah, my dear,
	I cannot look on thee.”
Love took my hand, and smiling did reply,
	“Who made the eyes but I?”

“Truth, Lord; but I have marred them; let my shame
	Go where it doth deserve.”
“And know you not," says Love, “who bore the blame?”
	“My dear, then I will serve.”
“You must sit down," says Love, “and taste my meat.”
	So I did sit and eat.


To friday 10 we had to read an articule, about an admire of the poet George Herbert. And took notes about it:

1st Stanza:
Is about the first time (sang the poems in the school church) and the reencounter (she bought one of his books being an adult) of the journalist and George Herberts poems.
2nd Stanza:
The woman wrote about how George Herberts poems are mostly about religion, except the ones which he wrote at his youth. Also that his poems has humer and intsensity.
3rd Stanza:
She writes about how you dont need to be a christian to understand George poems, however she thinks that going to church helps you to understand and like his poems.


On friday 10, we heard an audio of the author and read the poem, which we also took notes about that:

Theme → Love in a seculare form
Tone → Religious
Tenses → From past to present tenses
Transformation in the end
3 stanzas
18 lines
Today, 14/04, we analyse the poem.

Poem Resume:                                                                                                                   The poem is about a man who made a sinned to God, so he was embarrassed of himself. But God said to him that everyone made mistakes, that he forgave him. Although the man could not even see God in his eyes, because he was ashamed, God said to him that he made his eyes so he would see him. Finally, the man accepts God’s love.

Personal Conclusion:                                                                                                             I really like the poem because it shows how God would always love and accept you, it doesn`t matter what have had you done.


Tone                                                           I          Religious / guilty / sinful                           Voice                                                          I          A man / God / observer (of the situation) Theme                                                        I          Seculare love / changing mind /                                                                                              acceptance of God`s love / accepting                                                                                      God                                                 Literature figures & efect on the reader     I          Enjabment / tactile, visual, taste                                                                                              imageries / alliteration

Literary Term:                                                                                                 Enjambment → A line in poetry which does not have end punctuation, or a pause, but which continues uninterrupted into the next line. Also referred to as a run-on line.

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