Gerard Manley Hopkins was a Victorian poet who frequently utilized symbols to demonstrate how God is evident in all living things. His allusions to God are evident in such works as: “Pied Beauty”, “Spring”, “The Windhover”, and “God’s Grandeur”. The purpose of this research is to examine the way in which Hopkins uses his terms inscape and instress to illustrate these allusions to God. Hopkins’s poetry demonstrates to the readers that seeing beyond the physical appearance of things, and recognizing God’s touch on all things allows for a deeper sense of appreciation, and makes them more beautiful. Hopkins’s poems are expressive of his view of nature and the correlating relationship between himself and God, and this pattern is obvious throughout his work.
'; This stanza is the most important because it claims that “When logics die, / The secret soil grows through the eye, / And blood jumps in the sun. '; Making the final connection with the holy presence in the earth that grows up through the body and into the brain, Thomas conveys that God will save us and be there when we are empty and he will bless us at times when we need it most. In these poems and many others, Dylan Thomas expresses God’s presence and unconditional love for everyone. He has conventional spiritual views, occasionally alluding to the Bible, but his images are unique. He describes heaven with the stars and the wind, and connects God with thunder, rainbows, and gravel.
“And now the STORM-BLAST came, and he Was tyrannous and strong : He struck with o'ertaking wings, And chased us south along.” (41-44) This piece of the poem is full of the images of nature. The image of sun and the moon can be find throughout the whole work, but in this part it probably poses as a symbol of rationality and intellect. Its function differs from the function of the moon and its light shines its rays of light on things to make them clearer, more comprehensible and earthly. T... ... middle of paper ... ...dds “In Coleridge's sacramental universe a crime against Nature is a crime against God. [Gose] finds in the Fall an analogy for the Mariner's symbolic killing of the albatross” (156).
The representation of sublimity in William Wordsworth’s “I wandered lonely as a cloud,” Percy Shelley’s “To a Sky-Lark,” and Gerald Hopkins “As Kingfishers Catch Fire” is characterized by the beauty and forms of nature, the power of nature, and the use of metaphors in descriptive passages. They use the sublime to express the grandeur of nature and to describe specific objects of nature. The writers also employ the sublime as a way to communicate their imagination and interpretations of nature to the readers. Wordsworth, Shelley, and Hopkins use the sublime in their literary works to interpret and express the aesthetics of nature. Wordsworth expresses the sublime beauty and forms of nature in “I wandered lonely as a cloud” by illustrating the nature scene using daffodils, clouds, stars, and waves.
Thoughts even cross their mind such as “clubbing him to death (Sic)”. (Marquez) Through magical realism he separates the angel from the rest of the world in a way which could not be shown without the angel being such an outlandish being. The use of the unique creature makes the absurd actions and mistreatment of the angel exaggerated. Because of the angel’s appearance the reader is put into the same position as the characters in the story. The angel’s wings are said to be “huge buzzard wings, dirty and halfplucked…forever tangled in mud”.
Once the Albatross was slain the weather got clearer and the crew congratulated him for his... ... middle of paper ... ...ther example from “The Marriage of Heaven and Hell” would be is sight of a “mighty Devil folded in black clouds”. “The Prelude” uses personification to further explain the potential of the earth. This can be seen from the quote, “Walk on this Earth” (148). It tells us the earth is powerful and it is also imagination, because the earth can’t walk. In “he Rime of The Ancient Mariner”, the author uses imagination to better display the mood of a certain scene.
He implicated nature with human actions and feelings, bringing the daffodils, the waves and other aspects of nature to life. “The emphasis on the happiness of the daffodils and their large number serves to point up sharply the isolation and dispiritedness of the speaker,” as Robert DiYanni quoted. The various words together with the other elements that William Wordsworth constructed in the poem not only reflected joy, but also nature’s harmony with human beings and their coexistence on earth. Bibliography: DiYanni, Robert. Literature: Reading fiction, Poetry, and Drama.
Shelley Percy was a prominent and influential poet of the Romantic era. Similar to other Romantic poets, Shelley found tranquility and peace in nature, he was captivated by clouds, mists, rivers, seas. In his poems he uses these natural elements to discuss truths about the human condition. Specifically, in his poem “Mutability” Shelley shows the fragility and unpredictability of the human condition. The poem starts by allowing the reader and Shelley to become the subjects of the poem by using the subject pronoun “we.” According to the Norton Anthology of English Literature, “this adaptation of the traditional Lyric poem draws specific attention to Shelley’s desire to educate, or speak directly to his readers rather than an indulgent insight into the narrative voice” (Greenblatt, 551).
. . Declare if thou knowest it all. (Job 38:17,18) Human beings are prideful creatures, and we have good reason to be. We have subdued a planet, changed the course of rivers, watered deserts, written poetry to make angels cry, and wrapped the world in a network of electric impulses and digital displays.
In the poem Kubla Khan, imagery is also important for Coleridge to convey his imagination to the reader. There are images of paradise throughout the poem that are combined with references to darker, more evil places. On example of this is the ‘demon lover’ that has bewitched the woman. Coleridge’s image of the ‘dome of pleasure’ is mystical, contradicting the restrictions of realism. Xanadu is also a savage and ancient place where pure good and pure evil are much more apparent than in the monotony of everyday living.