George Herbert’s poem “The Altar.”

Analyze the following topic. The answer should be 350−500 words. Excellent answers will address each portion of the question, provide concrete evidence of the student’s reading and be grammatically and structurally correct. Examine George Herbert’s poem “The Altar.” The poem is shaped as an emblem (an allegorical picture with a moral meaning). Address the following:

  1. What is strange about this emblem?
  2. What is the linguistic significance of the poem’s shape?
  3. Discuss as many biblical images and allusions as you see.