Analysis of Moral Advice
This article brings into question Raleigh's religious beliefs and the claims that he was, or was intrigued with atheism. During the time of the poem and poet of subject, this was somewhat of a taboo to be known for. As the analysis continues it delves into possible hidden meanings throughout the poem. Upon attributing double meaning to words and looking to find hidden signatures in the words, this article uses imagery and word element to attempt to assign meaning to words and lines in the poem that would otherwise be taken at face value possibly missing a deeper meaning than first implied. The article implies that the poem is divided and that it may be due to the author questioning his own beliefs or maybe just toying with those of others. One insight into Raleigh's writing that this article gives is that he did not refrain from writing something that may have been a subject looked down upon.