Measure and Meaning in George Herbert's 'Discipline.'

De la Mare, Ben
April 2006
Seventeenth Century;Spring2006, Vol. 21 Issue 1, p33
Academic Journal
The article discusses the meaning and measure of George Herbert's poem, "Discipline." It states that it is based on the theology of love, specifically of Hellenistic love poetry. With the original metrical form of the poem, he gathered classical inspiration. The article expounds the metre of the poem in association with Herbert's distinctive theology. It is linked with his other works such as "The Temple," as well as "The Rose," "The Invitation" and "The Banquet."


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