Linking Techniques in Herbert and Vaughan

Document Type

Peer-Reviewed Article

Publication Date

Fall 1978


The premise I am beginning with Is by now readily acceptable: that Herbert's volume of poems, The Temple, is carefully arranged and that throughout It the poems are linked in a number of ways. Though much work remains to be done analyzing the particular ways that Herbert links his poems and what models might have influenced him to do this, I would like to go off in a slightly different direction and examine how the same or similar types of linking techniques that appear in The Temple are used in the poetry of one of Herbert's chief disciples in the seventeenth century, Henry Vaughan.