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