Oxford English Dictionary Exercise

Line 14: “That with no middle flight intends to soar”. Flight: a. The action or manner of flying or moving through the air with or as with wings. b. Power of flying. c. The time when young birds first fly. When read book one, this passage stood out to me. Flight and soar correspond to one another and I wanted to see the relation that flight had to the passage. When looking the word up, I notice that it only imposed its literal meaning and their was any hidden meaning behind it. In relation to the poem, the “flight” that is being taking is man in conjunction with God.

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About Alex Mueller

Alex Mueller can be found running and cycling the streets and suburbs of Boston, taking long sojourns in rare book archives whenever he can. He teaches English at UMass Boston, serves as Book Review Editor for Arthuriana, and writes about digital pedagogy, open access publishing, and medieval literature.

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