Journals Higher Education



Published: 15 November 2008

296 Pages | 5 black-and-white halftones

ISBN: 9780199547845

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The Rhetoric of the Conscience in Donne, Herbert, and Vaughan

Ceri Sullivan

  • The first book for over a decade to deal with the issue of conscience in metaphysical poetry
  • Makes connections between three disciplines (theology, rhetoric, aesthetics) mostly considered in isolation
  • Compares the same tropes across the three poets, rather than the standard poet-per-chapter format
  • Challenges prevailing scholarly assumptions on Protestant poetics