Thematic Structure In George Herbert's "The Temple"

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Wayne Troy Caldwell (Creator)
Appalachian State University (ASU )
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John E. Trimpey

Abstract: George Herbert's "The Temple" exhibits a definite thematic structure, a structure which is determined by the incremental repetition of imagery of the sacrament of holy communion. "The Temple" is a metaphor of the Christian experience; in the Christian experience, the sacrament of holy communion serves to renew Grace in the Christian soul; in "The Temple" repeated imagery from the sacrament serves a similar, metaphorical purpose.

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Caldwell, W. (1969). Thematic Structure In George Herbert's "The Temple." Unpublished Master’s Thesis. Appalachian State University, Boone, NC.
Language: English
Date: 1969
George Herbert, "The Temple", Christianity, themes, grace, communion, sacraments, imagery, literature, literary studies, religion

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