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Department
English
Course
ENG303H1
Professor
S.Gregoire
Semester
Winter

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On the Morning of Christ’s Nativity  Birth poem + first major poem in career  Iambic pentameter but opens with troche  Evoking certain morning of certain month rather than give specific  Bringing to present  Salvation and sacrifice, redemption ongoing, always happening  Temporalize  “darksome House of mortal Clay”  Christ becoming flesh and giving up Courts of everlasting Day  Eurania – Heavenly Muse  Self conscious of own words being worthy of describing Christ  “This” – December 25, Christmas, nativity creating eternity, the poem itself  creating “here”  collapsing of past and present  seeing self transported back to Bethlehem  “This” – star, division between BC and AD, between 3 wisemen and Milton
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