In the second stanza the child answers the question from the first stanza. He alludes to Jesus Christ as the lamb’s creator. Since Jesus is known in Christianity as the Lamb of God. The symbolism of the lamb in this poem is very clear. Additionally, the child points out similarities between the lamb and Jesus Christ when he says, “He is meek, and he is mild” (line 15).
In the beginning of the poem the narrator already states the he does not remember much about the boy: We went out into the school yard together, me and the boy whose name and face I don’t remember. He cannot recall what the boy was named or how he looked. The poem also starts rather abruptly, as no reason for their experiment is given. However, in the following sentence it is explained what they are trying to do: “We were testing the range / of the human voice:”. The testing is done by the narrator signalling if he can still hear the boy.
The difference is that their statement of faith comes from the Westminster Confession of Faith (OPC). Presbyterians believe that the Bible is the inspired word of God. It’s the only infallible authority for belief. One more difference is on the subject of justification of faith (OPC).
His growing interest in individuality eventually expands into literature where he expresses his stances on the subjects. Even his style can be drawn to the idea of secluding himself, but he wants others to read his works as he did and make their own conclusions about them. Essentially he creates a cycle in which all life is centered upon, romantic literature. The life of William Blake, his inquisitive nature, and the substance of the poem “The Tyger” all influence his poetry. The influences in Blake’s life are all rooted around his childhood, which he used to focus on his thoughts about religion and family.
This could be the reason why he followed his father as a child. Enjambment is used frequently in the poem to suggest flowing nature or continuity of the father's work. It could also represent the fact that he's shadowing his father footsteps and has been doing for a long time; however, as the second stanza is the only stanza that does not rhyme, it does not follow, it breaks the pattern which could be linked to Heaney and how he has decided to break the pattern in the
Jesus is believed to be the Son of God because Virgin Mary, who was a virgin mother at the time of Jesus birth. So many people believe that he was conceived by the Holy Spirit. When Jesus Christ was born, it began a new religion called Christianity, who main belief is that there is only on God and his son is the Savior. Another way that Judaism, Islam, and Christianity are connected is through the sacred texts of their religions. "Peace is central to all three faiths.
It is a general reference to humanity as a whole. Even looking at the very beginning of this poem, this can be easily inferred from the line "For every atom belonging to me as well belongs to you" (Whitman). Whitman switches back and forth from his own personal feelings and tangible experiences to generalized, philosophical statements about this "self" and humanity. As Yong-lan notes, this microcosm-macrocosm outlook is necessary to establish the feeling of relation with others, and more importantly, the ability for the reader to relate to what Whitman is saying (Yong-lan). In Whitman's lines "Battles, the horrors of fratricidal war, the fever of doubtful news, the fitful events; these come me to days and nights and go from me again, But they are not the me “myself", he pulls common feelings and events together for the reader to relate to (Whitman).
Both of the poems ‘Born Yesterday’ and Nettles’ deal with an unidealistic view focused on the inability to protect our loved ones from inevitable pain. Both Vernon Scanell and Phillip Larkin convey the theme of the lack of power to deliver happiness using the relationship between a man and a beloved child. In the poem ‘Nettles’, the relationship explored is between a father and son using the adult’s perspective whereas ‘Born Yesterday’ uses a bond between a man and his friend’s new born daughter. The first poem recalls an incident where Scanell’s young son was stung by nettles, displaying the poet’s desire to protect his son from the dangers of the world. The title ‘Nettles’ creates the thought of the severe stinging pain that the nettles produce that the reader will have experienced.
What Defines a Father? by Kurt Bruner The Christian faith acknowledges Jesus Christ as the one and only Son of God. Yet Jesus taught His disciples to address God as "our Father in heaven." Since Jesus is the only Son of God, why did He invite us all to call God "Father"? Obviously, Jesus holds a unique position as God incarnate, the second person of the Holy Trinity.
However, if we look into the background in which the poem is written it is addressed to Kipling’s young readers. The poem is part of the children's story collection Rewards and Fairies, as a companion to the story ‘Brother’s Square Toes’ which is a description of George Washington and his leadership qualifies. Hence, the poem can be seen as a fine-tuning of an explicit message from the story to its young readers. "If" is a didactic poem, a work meant to give instruction. In this case, "If" serves as an instruction in several specific traits of a good leader 2.