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English: Image of "Easter Wings", a "pattern poem" published in 1633 by George Herbert. As a pattern poem, the work is not only meant to be read, but its shape is meant to be appreciated: In this case, the poem was printed (original image here shownA) on two pages of a book, sideways, so that the lines suggest two birds flying upward, with wings spread out.
Date Published in 1633
Source The Noroton Anthology of Poetry, 4th edition, edited by Margaret Ferguson, et al., p 331, New York: W.W. Norton & Company (1996)
Author George Herbert (1593-1633), the poet who not only wrote the words but designed the look of the words on the page
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Not necessary, image is of pages originally published in 1633; the immediate source (Noroton Anthology) merely reprints the original image


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