Review: The Day of Doom, Michael Wigglesworth

Rating: 3 out of 5

It’s not that I dislike the poem — I think too many of the other people here have fallen into the trap of evaluating this work based on the qualities it would have in the modern world. Instead, this was a classic in the 17th and 18th centuries and should be evaluated as such. There is, indeed, almost an innate hope (in the reader) that the values that Wigglesworth praises are no longer the values we hold to, for otherwise we are indeed a group of savages. Continue reading “Review: The Day of Doom, Michael Wigglesworth”

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