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The main purpose of this book is to demonstrate that George Herbert is one of the great masters of lyric poetry. Stein discusses Herbert's diction, imagery, syntax, and rhythm in light of his organization of the imaginative materials of time and self-consciousness and in light of his development of a rhetoric through which he could master the intimacies of personal failure and (what is far more difficult) express in language convincingly sincere states of positive religious achievement.

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  1. New Copyright
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  1. Title Page
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  1. Copyright
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  1. Dedication
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  1. Preface
  2. pp. vii-viii
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. p. ix
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  2. p. xi
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  1. Introduction
  2. pp. xiii-xliv
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  1. Chapter One. The Art of Plainness
  2. pp. 1-44
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  1. Chapter Two. The Movement of Words
  2. pp. 45-84
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  1. Chapter Three. Complaint, Praise, and Love
  2. pp. 85-135
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  1. Chapter Four. Questions of Style and Form
  2. pp. 137-210
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  1. Index
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ISBN
9781421433844
Related ISBN
9781421433837
MARC Record
OCLC
1122169904
Launched on MUSE
2019-10-07
Language
English
Open Access
Yes
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Mellon/NEH / Hopkins Open Publishing: Encore Editions
Creative Commons
CC-BY-NC-ND
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