Spend a year with the beautiful poetry of George Herbert!
The Working It Out Poetry Analysis Bundle provides a one year study will take you through 51 works of the great 17th-century poet, George Herbert, with an emphasis on seeing the movement of thought within each poem. Though Working it Out was written primarily as a devotional, the book models a thoughtful method for reading and understanding poetry in general. Rather than learning parts of poetry through a dry textbook, you will instead be able to immerse in this devotional guide and finish the year with a greater ability to understand the poetry you read, as well as a deeper faith.
In Working it Out you will learn to see:
— The Big Picture: what the poem is about
—The Parts of the Picture: a stanza-by-stanza explication of the poem.
—The Parts of the Picture Come Together: a look at the movement of thought through the poem.
When a foundation of understanding is established, you may choose to move into the devotional elements of each chapter, which include:
—Reflections: questions for personal meditation.
—Scriptures for Further Reflection
By the time you finish a year of study in this book, you will have a structured method that you can use to read and understand any poem. Womack’s models will help you see how a poet can use tone and nuance, as well as a variety of literary devices, to convey an idea.
Why the Working It Out Poetry Analysis Bundle?
You save almost $7 when you purchase the print and ebook version together. You’ll be able to share it within your immediate family and enjoy poetry study together!
Why study George Herbert?
George Herbert is a poet every Christian should know. According to Professor Jerry Root in The C. S. Lewis Readers’ Encyclopedia, “[George] Herbert was arguably C. S. Lewis’s favorite Lyric poet.” Root notes that there are “elements of Herbert’s honesty and self-effacing manner that prefigure a similar quality in Lewis’s own work.”
In Joseph Womack’s capable hands, Herbert’s poetry becomes a path, not only to a deeper understanding of poetry and literature, but also to a closer walk with God. Whether you choose to enjoy it on your own, in a classroom or co-op, or with family or friends, you will be glad you spent a year in Working it Out.
About the Author
Joseph L. Womack has degrees from Baylor University, The School of Law of The University of Texas at Austin, and the Baptist Theological Seminary at Richmond, Virginia. He has taught English literature at Stetson University, was an attorney for 20 years with the U. S. House of Representatives, and before retirement, served as an ordained minister for three churches. He and his wife Cynthia make their home in Virginia.
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