menu search
The Pulley appreciation of the poem
thumb_up_alt 50 like thumb_down_alt 0 dislike

1 Answer


The title of the poem is ‘The Pulley’. The poem is written by Welsh poet George Herbert who was a priest by profession.

Each stanza of the poem has five lines. The rhyme scheme of the poem is a-b-a-b-a. The chief figure of speech used in the poem is Metaphor. The ‘glass of blessings’ signifies the sum of all human qualities bestowed on man. The quality of ‘rest or ‘contentment is implicitly compared to a jewel’. The other figures of speech are Pun, Inversion, Paradox, etc.

The central idea of the poem is the reason for man’s continual restlessness all his life. According to the poet, this is because God withheld the quality of ‘rest’ from man, so that man’s thoughts would ultimately turn towards God, his creator

thumb_up_alt 50 like thumb_down_alt 0 dislike

Related questions

thumb_up_alt 50 like thumb_down_alt 0 dislike
7 views 1 answer
thumb_up_alt 51 like thumb_down_alt 0 dislike
58 views 1 answer
thumb_up_alt 50 like thumb_down_alt 0 dislike
1 view 1 answer

1,904 questions

1,584 answers


69 users

Welcome to , where you can ask questions and receive answers from other members of the community ,

There is many categories for every students  CBSE , Maharashtra board , JEE , NEET  and we will add more categories

and make brainiak one of the most loved community of students