Unstrung conversations: Herbert's negotiations with God
Unstrung Conversations: Herbert's Negotiations with God SUSANNAH B. MINTZ In the fourteen-line catalogue of metaphors that constitutes Her-bert's" Prayer (I)," the speaker describes prayer as a" soul in paraphrase"(3) and" something understood"(14). l Both render the subtle experience of (and hope for) perfect communication betveen self and God in the act of praying. Both capture a sense of deep psychological attunement in wvhich the selfs ...
Mintz, Susannah B. "Unstrung conversations: Herbert's negotiations with God." Philological Quarterly 77.1 (1998): 41.