Literary Experience In Literature

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Literature is a work of art that frees and liberates it’s reader. It allows one to gain knowledge so that they might be able to continually grow as a person. As a child, I could not go a day without reading. Due to those years of reading, I believe literature taught me how to write from my heart and truly be able to express myself. Reading literature creates an equal opportunity for everyone to enhance their lives by immersing themselves in the thoughts and wisdom of others. Edward Taylor's “The Preface”, “ Upon Wedlock and Death of Children” and “ Upon a Spider Catching a Fly” explains man’s sin in creation, the fate the Lord gives and how easily Satan can entangle sinners. In “The Preface”, Taylor beings with “Infinity, when all things it beheld”, meaning God has been omnipotent in creating the universe (Perkins 107). He goes on to explain how God controls everything, from how he formed creation, to the authority he has over a child's life. Here, his audience of “The Preface”, can see that he shows ultimate trust in his Creator. Taylor also demonstrates his trust in God in “Upon Wedlock and the Death of Children” by knowing even what he holds most dearest, his children, are truly God’s…show more content…
Phyllis Wheatley chose to write a poem about the death of George Whitefield. She begins her poem by calling Whitefield a “happy saint” in Heaven, whose “bliss unknown” (Perkins 276). Wheatley continues to discuss how touching his sermons were and how sensational of a man he was. She ends her poem by saying how she hopes to “view him in th’ eternal skies” (Perkins 277). Another poem Wheatley shared was “To S.M., a Young African Painter, on Seeing His Works”. This striking poem addressed the problems with religion, art and freedom. After Wheatley sees a painting made by an African painter, she encourages him to make the most of his gifts and to conduct his “footsteps to immortal fame” (Perkins

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