This progressive and specific delivery of the Prologue of John is not unlike poetry and songs heard in church today. Even though the main point of this gospel is not to create imagery for us to enjoy, it is clear that its structure held a specific purpose and that being to help us better understand the scripture. The certain properties that this gospel possesses allow readers to view it as a religious hymn; we gain a more fully-developed understanding through texts that provoke such imagery and connect to our reality. An important aspect to the Gospel of John is the use of the term logos. It can be interpreted that logos “echoes the ‘Word of the Lord’ in the Old Testament, which is used of the creative power of God,” (Campbell 395). Campbell argues that the meaning behind the word logos in John’s Gospel also parallels the idea of Wisdom, which also has a role in creation. This heavy meaning of the word logos is just another literary strategy used by John in his writings of the gospel. Letting the term logos carry a heavier meaning to it allows the reader or listener to visualize a broader picture. It also forces the reader to think about logos in relation to the Old Testament rather than just the New Testament. Making the audience think further into the meaning of its words is a literary strategy used in hymns. The prologue of John’s gospel also focuses deeply on symbolism and metaphors. Raymond Brown argues “The creative Word of God was the source of life as we read in Genesis.” He goes on to say “John then makes tacit reference to human rejection of God’s light through sin, and the introduction of the darkness of evil in God’s creation,” (Brown, 22). Brown sheds light on the metaphors John uses in his prologue. Metaphors force us to visualize and compare two things, in this case, God’s Word to light and the rejection of sin to darkness. In the prologue, John compares the word to light and sin to darkness and evil. When one, pictures light and darkness, it usually follows along the connotation that light is good and darkness is bad. This is developed and further introduced in the prologue because the Word of God is viewed as good and sin is viewed as bad in Christian theology. Charles Campbell also exemplifies the use of metaphors when he writes, “The allusions to creation and the metaphor to birth proclaim Jesus’ advent as the beginning of a new creation,” (Campbell 395-396). The prologue of the John’s Gospel alludes to the creation of the world, and the birth of Jesus symbolizes a new beginning. John writes, “In him was life and the life was the light of humanity. And the light shines in the darkness and the darkness does not overcome it” (John 1:4-5). John depicts Jesus’ birth as a new life and the light of humanity because Jesus was born to the earth in order to cleanse our sins. Therefore, the sins or “darkness” cannot overcome the light of humanity, which is Jesus. In conclusion, the literary strategies used in the prologue of John’s Gospel allow readers to form images and ideas in their minds. The use of imagery, metaphors, symbols, and a poetic-like structure enforce the argument that the prologue was originally written as a hymn to be sung at religious ceremonies.