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The Preacher Ruminates Behind the SermonIn Gwendolyn Brooks poem The Preacher Ruminates Behind the Sermon she shows the reader a different side to God The theme of the poem is that God as esteemed as He may be is just as human as we are This is shown in a few different stanzas where Brooks suggests that God feels human emotions and desires simple human activities Another important thing that expresses the theme is the style in which the poem is writtenOne of the most obvious places where God is humanized is in stanza three But who walks with him-dares to take His arm To slap Him on the shoulder tweak His ear Buy Him a Coca-Cola or a beer p182 The author makes it very clear in the way that she writes these lines that in her opinion God desires or should desire to partake in activities that human beings take for granted simple human activities like buying a beer or horsing around These are the kinds of things that people would never imagine God to want to do because He is so high above human beings Brooks on the other hand seems to think that God gets bored being so lofty and would not mind coming down to shoot some pool or maybe go bowling This is a clear way of humanizing God through humanizing the things He wants to doBrooks also gives God human emotions This is important in expressing her theme because being the God is an all-powerful being it is hard to imagine Him feeling lonely or happy in the way that we human beings do In stanza four Brooks does this quite well Perhaps sometimes He tires of being great In solitude Without a hand to holdp183 These two lines are affective in humanizing Gods emotions because of the emotions they evoke in the reader As a person remaining in solitude all the time would
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