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(C.S. Lewis)

Temptation, an allegorical replay of Creation, "What if Adam and Eve had'nt sinned?"


Pilgrim's Progress
(John Bunyan)

Life and death urgency of the Christian journey, a journey of faith through skepticism (think Doubting Castle)


Paradise Lost
(John Milton)

Retelling of the story of Adam and Eve, all about temptation and redemption


The Sacrifice
(George Herbert)

Christ's death
"Was ever grief like mine?"


Holy Scriptures 1
(George Herbert)

The Bible heals, restores, shows fault and fixes it


Holy Scriptures 2
(George Herbert)

Bible is like the constellations in it's glory, it's the light of eternal glory


The Thanksgiving
(George Herbert)



A True Hymne
(George Herbert)

Even if written poorly, a hymn is anything which expresses true inward love of Christ


The Altar
(George Herbert)

God uses our hearts to build an altar of praise, by shaping and molding our hearts made of stone


Easter Wings
(George Herbert)

(written in the shape of wings)
No matter how terrible we are, Christ's sacrifice lifts us up if only we'll hold on to him


The Author to Her Book
(Anne Bradstreet)

She feels terrible that her poetry was published because she thinks it's poorly written
she equates her poetry to a child that she sent out of house in rags


The Flesh and the Spirit
(Anne Bradstreet)

Shows the inward battle of our spirit and flesh fighting for control to obtain either worldly or heavenly pleasures


Verses Upon the Burning of Our House
(Anne Bradstreet)

Her house was burnt to the ground and she shows an interesting back and forth battle of sadness for her loss and remembrance of God and eternal things which make silly any sadness over the house


In Reference to Her Children
(Anne Bradstreet)

In an extended metaphor, she speaks of all her children as nestlings that have now grown and flown off to start their own homes and lives


Divine Compassion
(John Greenleaf Whittier)



Lines From a Letter to a Young Clerical Friend
(John Greenleaf Whittier)



The Christian Slave
(John Greenleaf Whittier)

A vivid scene of a slave market to incite the Christians against the practice as well as to wound deeply those who stand by and allow it to happen


The Slave Ships
(John Greenleaf Whittier)

Vivid retelling of slaves' journey across the ocean written to incite the Christians against the practice as well as to wound deeply those who stand by and allow it to happen


A Spiritual Manifestation
(John Greenleaf Whittier)



The Good-Morrow
(John Donne)

The wonder of how marriage changes your entire outlook and how he didn't feel he was alive until he was married


Death, Be Not Proud
(John Donne)

Death isn't as powerful as we make it out to be; for a Christian, it's a closing of our eyes until we open them to see Christ and then, "Death, thou shalt die."


Devotions Upon Emergent Occasions, 1624 and Several Steps in My Sickness
(John Donne)



Batter My Heart, Three-person'd God
(John Donne)

He feels so trapped in sin and marred by his own mistakes that he feels he'll never be free unless Christ saves him


The Sun Rising
(John Donne)