About this book
In this volume, Dr Frances Austin examines the language of the five best-known metaphysical poets, Donne, Herbert, Crashaw, Vaughan and Traherne. She shows how the characteristics of their vocabulary, figurative language, syntactical structures and versification reflect their individual attitudes to their shared Christian faith, which is the subject matter of most of their poetry. The diversity of language, albeit having a common basis, is demonstrated in the course of this study.
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