The World as Emblem: Language and Vision in the Poetry of Edward Taylor .

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      Explores the paradoxes in the poetry of Edward Taylor, an American poet, considered the finest colonial verse writer in his time. Origins of the definition of Taylor as an 'American Metaphysical'; Overview of the Puritan and Metaphysical paradoxes of Taylor; Reflection of a conventionally metaphysical quality of feeling and mode of perception in Taylor's verse; Lack of visual dimension in most of Taylor's poetry.