Sin And Redemption In Anne Marriott's The Wind Our Enemy

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The Wind Our Enemy Anne Marriott’s “The Wind our Enemy” outlines the apocalyptic models of sin and its origin from a two-phased biblical narration touching on the fall of man and redemption through Christ. Prophetic visions of the apocalypse form the foundational pillar of Christianity. The speaker discusses the intertwining relationship between prophecies and their fulfilment.
The apocalyptic narrative forms the idea of the message found at the opening frame describing the Old Testament prophecies and their fulfilment in New Testament. The speaker creates an impression that denotes a sign of urgency by repeating the word “wind” through the poem. The entry of sin, fall of man, and the ultimate sacrifice by Jesus followed urgent decisions and risks equated to the pattern of wind. For instance, the description of the decay of a farmhouse in the first stanza ricochets the prophetic description of Jerusalem just before the destruction and the second advent as recounted by Christ. The narrator also uses imagery in some of the phrases in the initial stanza to create a clear message of sin and redemption. Exemplified by, the use of “knifing in the wounds” (I, 15) and “whipping the shoulders worry-bowed too soon" (I, 13) which pointed to the painful death of Christ through crucifixion. The speaker unambiguously presents the apocalyptic narrative in clear terms through the poem. The narrator leaves a permanent impression on the readers about the fundamental dangers associated with

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