Literature's Experience In Literature: The Value Of Literature

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Literature is a work of art that frees and liberates it’s reader. Literature 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. In Edward Taylor 's “The Preface”, “ Upon Wedlock and Death of Children”, and “ Upon a Spider Catching a Fly” he 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 possession. He states “That as I said, I say, take, Lord, they 're thine”, meaning Taylor’s children (Perkins 109). He knows even their futures truly belong to the Lord. Through “Upon a Spider Catching a Fly”, Taylor yet again shows his faith in God by knowing, though

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