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the poem's analysis
Posted by: syamsina (61.6.56.---)
Date: August 22, 2007 01:36PM

this is the poem

Maker of Heaven and Earth (All Things Bright and Beautiful)
by Cecil Frances Alexander
All things bright and beautiful,
All creatures great and small,
All things wise and wonderful,
The Lord God made them all.

Each little flower that opens,
Each little bird that sings,
He made their glowing colours,
He made their tiny wings.

The rich man in his castle,
The poor man at his gate,
God made them, high or lowly,
And ordered their estate.

The purple-headed mountain,
The river running by,
The sunset, and the morning,
That brightens up the sky;

The cold wind in the winter,
The pleasant summer sun,
The ripe fruits in the garden,
He made them every one.

The tall trees in the greenwood,
The meadows where we play,
The rushes by the water,
We gather every day;--

He gave us eyes to see them,
And lips that we might tell,
How great is God Almighty,
Who has made all things well.

these are all the elements my teacher wants
-themes
-diction
-tone
-imagery
-figurative language
-meter, rhythm,sound
-structure


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Re: the poem's analysis
Posted by: LindaD (91.108.9.---)
Date: August 24, 2007 05:52PM

I have never thought of this as a poem, though I sang it frequently at primary school and church as a hymn to the tune "Royal Oak" by Martin Shaw.

It was always considered a hymn for children, so the language is simple and straightforward. The verse "The rich man.....", although coming from the parable in the Gospels, is omitted in many hymn books.

The theme is probably God reveals Himself through nature


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