Air And Angels by Susan HillFurnished with a spotless reputation and an unimpeachable record as a don, the Reverend Thomas Cavendish is destined to become Master of his Cambridge college. Fending off the attentions of the young Florence, a friend of his sisters who has set her heart on marrying him, he dedicates himself to the pastimes of the respectable: walking the flat planes of the Fens and tending to his indoor aviary. That is, until the arrival of Kitty. From here on, Cavendishs life of leisure and respectability seems a mere distant memory, as his obsession ferments within him and leads him down a dark path to destruction.
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Batter my heart, three-personed God, for you As yet but knock, breathe, shine, and seek to mend; That I may rise, and stand, o'erthrow me, and bend Your force to break, blow, burn, and make me new. I, like an usurped town, to another due, Labour to admit you, but Oh, to no end. Reason, your viceroy in me, me should defend, But is captived, and proves weak or untrue. Yet dearly I love you, and would be loved fain, But am betrothed unto your enemy: Divorce me, untie or break that knot again, Take me to you, imprison me, for I, Except you enthrall me, never shall be free, Nor ever chaste, except you ravish me. Materials for Teachers Materials for Teachers Home.
Today's Date: September 22, Love in this poem is not represented as a feeling that is strictly based on outside or shallow perceptions of beauty but rather, it is projected onto the object of the affection in a pure and spiritual sense. The mix between this world of the flesh and the world of the pure spirit of love are constantly playing off and one another as earthly and heavenly or supernatural images are juxtaposed. The form that a pure emotion like love takes is the central question and is explored in different ways throughout the poem. The best way to examine this meaning would be to look at the very structure which is at once a unified thought process yet is broken into two distinct ideas. There are two sections to the poem, each with its own separate theme and use of language. The beginning of the poem is rather difficult to decipher, which is in many senses, the meaning of the poem; that beauty is difficult to grasp and put into form.
This is a demanding poem, which discusses various theories about love. However, it is very clever and well worth the effort. There are two main difficulties:. Donne uses ideas about angel s and incarnation which would have been familiar to the Elizabethan s but not necessarily to us. More on incarnation: see The Extasie.
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Far, we are near, meet in the rain which falls here; gathered by light, air; falls there where you are, I am; lips to those drops now on yours, nearer …. The time will come when, with elation, you will greet yourself arriving at your own door, in your own mirror, and each will smile at the other's welcome,. You will love again the stranger who was your self. Give wine. Give bread. Give back your heart to itself, to the stranger who has loved you. Take down the love letters from the bookshelf,.