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Sweet day, so cool, so calm, so bright,


The bridal of the earth and sky, Sponsored Links
The dew shall weep thy fall tonight;
For thou must die.

Sweet rose, whose hue angry and brave


Bids the rash gazer wipe his eye,
Thy root is ever in its grave,
And thou must die.

Sweet spring, full of sweet days and roses,


A box where sweets compacted lie,
My music shows ye have your closes,
And all must die.

Only a sweet and virtuous soul,


Like seasoned timber, never gives;
But though the whole world turn to coal,
Then chiefly lives.

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средство для снижения веса Mangoosteen. С ним реально
сбросить около 10 килограмм за 14 суток.
Растение гарциния произрастает на Филиппинах. Плоды
дерева имеют замечательные особенности. Во флакончике
содержится более 20 плодов данного удивительного
растения. Плоды дерева гарциния помогают растопить
излишнею жировую ткань. И также отлично воздействуют
на организм в целом. Специфика производства средства, и
x упаковка позволяют сохранить все удивительные
свойства x действующим веществом сиропа Mangoosteen
являются плоды с растения мангкут, в которых
содержится огромное число полезных микроэлементов.
Благодаря веществу ксантону, которое в больших
количествах имеется во фрукте, сильно замедляются
окислительные процессы в организме. Окись x считается
одним из самых сильных x В плоде дерева мангустин
вдобавок имеются разнообразные витамины и элементы.
Купить сироп Mangoosteen можно на сайте x

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Хотим предложить вам x средство для похудения сироп


Мангустина. С ним можно избавиться от 15 kg за 14
суток.
Растение мангостин произрастает в Таиланде. Плоды
этого дерева имеют замечательные особенности. Во
флакончике имеется около 20 плодов данного
замечательного растения. Плоды растения мангкут
помогают убрать излишнею липидную ткань. И также
замечательно воздействуют на организм в комплексе.
Специфика изготовления препарата, а также уникальная
упаковка позволяют сохранить все полезные свойства x
компонентом сиропа Mangoosteen являются фрукты с
дерева мангостан, в которых содержится большое
количество питательных микроэлементов. Благодаря
веществу ксантону, которое в огромных количествах

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имеется во фрукте, сильно тормозятся окислительные


процессы в теле. Ксантон признана одним из наиболее
сильных антиоксидантов. В плодах дерева мангкут также
есть различные группы витаминов и микроэлементы.
Приобрести сироп Мансустина можно на интернет-сайте
x

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This poem makes me the perfect judgement of the earth and i


m very thankfull to that u wrote it here...
Thanks again

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George Herbert seems like a religious writer. In 'Virtue' he


shows us or tells us that the earth and all its beauty shall pass
away but only a virtueous soul shall live forever. In line 1 he
personifies the 'day' as sweet, cool, calm and bright, by using
adjectives. He also gives us an imagery of a marriage between
a man and a woman as seen in line 2, bridal is the marriage
between the earth and sky which i think means 'us' and 'Christ'
when he comes. He also personified the 'dew' who shall weep
her fall tonight which means we shall all weep for the
destruction of the earth for it must die. In the rest stanza he
talks of the rose and spring and talks of how pleasant they are
but at every last line he always added that they all must die
except in the last stanza where he made known to us that only
a virteous soul shall live for eternity. The poem is filled with
biblical allusion on the end of the world. It is a metaphysical
poetry. Hope i helped. Sandra Robert

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Thank You for summarizing it now I understand the Virtue !


By George Herbert. Now i can make my report about it.
Thanks again for all of those who summarize it.

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Lines 1-4
Herbert begins \"Virtue\" with an apostrophe, or invocation.
That is, here, he starts with a direct rhetorical address to a
personified thing: as if speaking to the day, the narrator says,
\"Sweet day\" and then characterizes the day as \"cool,\"
\"calm,\" and \"bright.\" Thus, for one noun, \"day,\" he
provides four adjectives. The rest of the line is made up of the
adverbial \"so,\" signifying intensity, repeated three times.
Herbert is presenting a fairly generic image, without any
action, as no verb appears among these eight words. Nor can a
verb be found in the next line, which is a kind of appositive,
or a noun phrase placed beside the noun that it describes.
\"The bridal of the earth and sky,\" which describes the
\"day,\" indicates no action, instead merely illustrating and
amplifying the conditions depicted in the first line. That is, the
\"sweet day\" is the bridal�the marriage, conjunction, or
union�of the earth and the sky. In sum, Herbert presents a
serene yet invigorating day and locates the reader in the
celestial and terrestrial realms simultaneously, for the day in
its loveliness brings them together.
Day, however, gives way to night, just as life gives way to
death: \"The dew shall weep thy fall tonight,\" the narrator
asserts, turning a daily natural event, nightfall, into a
metaphor. Beyond death, the line also suggests grief at the
loss of paradise on Earth, the Fall, which is the original cause
of death in the Judeo-Christian story of the Creation. The
evening dew, invested with emotion and made to represent
grief, is equated with tears, which are shed at nightfall over
the Fall, the sin that brought death into the world.
Lines 5-8
In beginning the second quatrain with the word \"sweet,\"
Herbert continues to connect the beauty of nature with
impermanence, as any \"sweet\" thing must, over time, lose its
sweetness. Like the day, the rose is an emblem of earthly
splendor. It is \"sweet\" like the day, saturated with color, and
graced with magnificence. (Angry and brave are complex
words in Herbert\'s usage, as aspects of their meanings have
all but passed from English. Angry, in the seventeenth
century, could signify \"inflamed,\" while brave could signify
\"having a fine or splendid appearance.\" The suggestions of
wrath and courage carried by these words also reinforce the
rose\'s magnificence, as it is characterized thus as standing
knowingly in the prospect of doom.) So magnificent is the
rose that Herbert calls one who looks at it a \"rash gazer.\"
Here, \"rash\" suggests a lack of necessary caution in taking in
a sight so dazzling that the gazer is moved to \"wipe,\" or rub,
\"his eye,\" as one does in wonder. Also, a warning may be
understood to be present in the word \"rash\": one who
beholds the rose is in danger of desiring its seductive but
transitory beauty over the sweetness of what endures in
eternity, the soul itself.
As with the day, so with the rose: despite its living splendor,
death awaits. \"Thy root,\" buried in the earth, as it must be if
the rose is to flourish, \"is ever in its grave.\" Thus, life and
death are entwined, and death is an ever-present aspect of life.
Indeed, by emphasizing the common ground shared by the
root, the source of life, and the grave, the receptacle for death,
Herbert evokes two Christian lessons: first, that life contains
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elements of death and must inevitably give way to death and,


second, that death is not finality but part of the continuum of
existence. In awareness of death, one realizes the true
meaning and purpose of life and will thus prepare his or her
soul, through the exercise of virtue, for eternity.
Lines 9-12
The word \"sweet\" begins the third quatrain as well, now
describing the spring, which is subsequently characterized as
\"full of sweet days and roses.\" As such, the delights
presented in the first two quatrains are contained in the third,
and the narrator solidifies his suggestion of the earth\'s rich
bounty. In the second line of the quatrain, spring is likened to
\"a box where sweets compacted lie.\" Then, as in the
previous quatrains, the third line iterates the transience of
earthly delights: \"My music shows ye have your closes.\"
Through this line, the narrator offers the poem itself as proof
of his argument regarding the impermanence of things. By
\"my music,\" the narrator refers to the very verse being read,
this poem. \"Close\" is a technical term in music indicating
the resolution of a musical phrase. Thus, the poetic verse, like
everything else the narrator has so far depicted, must come to
an end, as it temporarily does with the four stressed and
conclusive beats of the twelfth line: \"And all must die.\"
Lines 13-16
Breaking the pattern established in the previous three
quatrains, the final quatrain begins not with the word
\"sweet\" but with a limiting expression: \"Only a.\" The
reader has been told that the \"sweet day,\" the \"sweet rose,\"
and the \"sweet spring\" all \"must die.\" In contrast to them is
the soul: \"Only a sweet and virtuous soul / � never gives.\"
\"Sweet\" is no longer used to denote an aesthetic quality, nor
is the word sufficient to stand alone anymore; in fact, in being
yoked with \"virtuous,\" it is invested with a moral and
spiritual dimension. The soul that is sweet and virtuous,
unlike the spring, the rose, and the day, \"never gives,\" that
is, it never gives way to death, instead ever enduring. Such a
sweet soul, disciplined by virtue like wood that has been
seasoned, is fully strengthened. Lumber that has been
seasoned, aged, and dried is more suitable for use in
construction than is fresh lumber; \"seasoned timber\" is
sturdy and enduring. The conflagration suggested in line 15
by the image of \"the whole world turn[ing] to coal\" alludes
to chapter 3, verse 10, of 2 Peter, in the New Testament,
where Peter speaks of \"the day of the Lord,\" the judgment
day when \"the elements shall melt with fervent heat\" and
\"the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned
up.\"
Thus, the first three quatrains present images of earthly
beauty, but each ends with the word \"die.\" The last quatrain
presents images of an eternal soul and of a conflagration that
turns the whole world, except that virtuous soul, to blackened
coal, and its last line ends with the word \"live.\" As such, the
entire poem, which all along warned of death, shows the way
in which Herbert believes that he and his readers may achieve
eternal life: by shunning transient glory and humbly
embracing virtue.
MD. AL-HASSAN
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this poeme which is more realise on the notion of human


existence the name of it \"virtue\" refers to human ethics and
behavior
this poem refers to virtious men and jesus in general

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Virtue is something divine that supports the identity of


physical life even after death.This can easily be understood
with the help of the examples around us in te form of the
bright day, the sweet rose and the lively spring that presents
life as a box packed with sweets.It is the virtue that makes one
immortal even when the whole of the world disappears.The
thought is sublime and the presentation is supreme.
Prof.Dr.Vinod Kumar,Bokaro Steel City
College,B.S.City,JH,India.

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if anybudy wants what is life,after deth what happen i know


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Analysis of Vertue by George Herbert


I think that this poem is a nice yet sad description of life and I
think the message he is trying to portray is that everything in
the world ends or dies. He describes how wonderful and
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beautiful the day is in stanza one but ends in saying that the
day ‘must die‘, So he starts the stanza on a happy thought and
ends on a bad one. He repeats this in the first three stanzas, I
noticed that at the beginning of every stanza he gives us nice
imagery and ends each one with imagery of death. He also
repeats the word ‘sweet’, in every stanza.
He uses words such as ‘cool’ ‘calm’ and ‘bright’, to give us
nice imagery in stanza one and the words ‘dew shall weep’
which gives the reader the image of death. He is telling us in a
way that day gives way to night, and I think the hidden
message is that life gives way to death.
In Stanza two the rose is almost described as a person who
must die in its grave just like a person would. The nice
imagery at the beginning of this stanza is ‘sweet rose’, and the
imagery of death is ‘ever in its grave’, as is ‘though must die’,
with is repeated in three stanza’s to prove the intensity of the
word.
In stanza three the message is that like day the spring must
also die, he describes spring as a kind of box where he puts
the roses and the days together and mixes all the smells up.
Once again he uses nice imagery and deathly imagery at the
end.
In the last stanza I think he is telling us that when the world
ends ‘the whole world turn to coal’, only the ‘sweet and
virtuous soul’ will survive it ‘then chiefly lives’.

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THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR THE SUMMARY OF


VIRTUE!!! ^^

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virtue is everlasting but suppericial beauty will all fade

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I just wanted to know if 'seasoned timber' meant something


which is seasoned and is immune to decay and therefore
compared with virtuous soul.... someone please help..!

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"Vertue", juxtaposes the pessemism shown towards


everything mortal inevitbaly dying, with a celebration that the
vertuous soul shall live forever.

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this poem means that He describes the day as something calm,


bright and he compares it to the mariage between a women
and a man, but besides all these beautiful things it must die
when the night falls.
In the second stanza he describes the rose with its beautiful
colour and powerful at the same time. However its root is
always in the ground so, like the day it must die.(in this stanza
the rose is described as a person who like the rose ends in its
grave)
In the third stanza he discribes the spring as a box where the
days and the roses are put together and different smells are
enclosed in it. But like the day, the spring i t also must die
because it will not last forever.
Only the sweet and virtuous soul with last forever. Even when
the whole world will dissapear in flame, the virtous soul will
survive

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Virtue never dies he stated in this poem.Even all the things die
in this world but still the virtue will remain forever and
nothing could possibly do to erase it.

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this just means that "VIRTUE" is everlasting, eternal, endless


and perpetual... that's it!
everything in this world will soon find its end, but virtue will
always remain unfading.

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George Herbert`s virtue is a poem which celebrates the


immortality of the virtuous soul. He describe the virtue as
something eternal, permanent. In order to show this he
compares the virtuos soul with the day, the spring and the rose
in the three preceding stanzas.
He describes the day as something calm, bright and he
compares it to the mariage between a women and a man, but
besides all these beautiful things it must die when the night
falls.
In the second stanza he describes the rose with its beautiful
colour and powerful at the same time. However its root is
always in the ground so, like the day it must die.(in this stanza
the rose is described as a person who like the rose ends in its
grave)
In the third stanza he discribes the spring as a box where the
days and the roses are put together and different smells are
enclosed in it. But like the day, the spring i t also must die
because it will not last forever.
Only the sweet and virtuous soul with last forever. Even when
the whole world will dissapear in flame, the virtous soul will
survive

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In "Virtue," which comprises four quatrains altogether,


Herbert reflects on the loveliness of the living world but also
on the reality of death. Building momentum by moving from
the glory of a day to the beauty of a rose to the richness of
springtime, while reiterating at the end of each quatrain that
everything "must die," Herbert leads the reader to the last,
slightly varied quatrain. There, the cherished thing is not a
tangible manifestation of nature but the intangible substance
of "a sweet and virtuous soul." When all else succumbs to
death, the soul "then chiefly lives." Not through argument but
through an accumulation of imagery, Herbert contrasts the
passing glories of the mortal world with the eternal glory of
the immortal soul and thereby distinguishes between
momentary and eternal value.

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