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Easter Wings Summary & Analysis
by George Herbert

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“Easter Wings” was written by the 17th-century Welsh poet George Herbert, who was also an Anglican priest. The poem is a visual, or shaped poem: if viewed sideways (as it was originally published), each stanza resembles a set of open wings. This shape reflects the poem’s central theme, as the speaker suggests that those who stay close to God through religious devotion can “fly" above, or find redemption from, their suffering. “Easter Wings” was first published in Herbert’s posthumous collection The Temple in 1633, the same year in which he died.

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