notes on 4:9 (3rd disaster)

Form

Like the preceding units, but without the linking "indeed it was I".

Locust from Clack

Language and Imagery

"Wind and worm" rather than the more usual "blight and mildew" is more precise. The first certainly refers to damage caused by the Sirocco, hot dry east wind, and captures the soundplay of the Hebrew. Both affect particularly vegetables and grain crops, while the "locusts" of the next line strip the trees.

 


 

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