TITLE

"The Retreat" by Henry Vaughan

AUTHOR(S)
Callahan, Monique-Adelle
PUB. DATE
June 2011
SOURCE
Retreat;6/ 1/2011, p1
SOURCE TYPE
Poem Analysis
DOC. TYPE
Essay
ABSTRACT
This article presents an explication of Henry Vaughan's, "The Retreat." As an example of Vaughan's religious poetry, the poem features the theme of returning to a state of spiritual innocence from the corruption of adulthood in earthly life. Ultimately, this desire becomes a desire for death as the means to retreat to the purity of soul that exists in infancy and youth.
ACCESSION #
65439518

Tags: RETREAT, The (Poem : Vaughan);  VAUGHAN, Henry, 1621-1695;  POETRY (Literary form) -- History & criticism;  CRITICISM;  POETRY (Literary form) -- Themes, motives;  POETRY (Literary form) -- Explication

 

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