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The Structure within the Battle of Windhover

- The Structure within the Battle of Windhover   The images throughout the "Windhover" recognize the battle Jesus Christ fought while He walked the earth. The battle involved Jesus fighting for humankind’s eternal salvation and the establishment of the kingdom of God on earth. Gerard Manley Hopkins, author of the poem, reinforces this imagery of the battle along with undercutting the imagery to add more confusion and mystery to this already complex poem. Through stressed words at the beginning of the line, highlighting a particular significance with two and even three continuous stresses, to containing seven stresses in one line, Hopkins bluntly emphasizes pivotal words and lines in the po...   [tags: Battle of Windhover Essays]

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The Theme of Hopkins' Sonnet, The Windhover

- The Theme of Hopkins' Sonnet, The Windhover "'The Windhover' is one of the most discussed, and it would seem least understood, poems of modern English literature." These opening words of a Hopkins' critic forewarn the reader of Hopkins' "The Windhover" that few critics agree on the meaning of this sonnet. Most critics do concur, however, that Hopkins' central theme is based on the paradoxical Christian principle of profit through sacrifice. Although most critics eventually focus on this pivotal concept, each one approaches the poem from a different analytical perspective....   [tags: Sonnet Essays]

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Fading Faith: An Analysis of the Victorian Period

- The Victorian period began with the accession of Queen Victoria; when she gained power in the throne. The era can be separated into three sections: the early Victorians, the Pre-Raphaelites, and the late Victorians. Some early Victorian writers include Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Lord Tennyson Alfred, and Robert Browning. Also, the idealism of this time was utilitarian. Nature was viewed as cruel and harsh, which is the complete opposite from the Romantic period. Some key themes included evolution can lead to a crisis of faith and intellectual and spiritual doubt....   [tags: Queen Victoria, Victorians, History]

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Grigson and Ward on the Poetry of Gerald Manley Hopkins

- Explore the views of Grigson and Ward and with close attention to at least three poems. Develop your own view of Hopkins' poetry. Gerard Manley Hopkins was born in 1844. He was born in London of Welsh ancestry, whose family were devout anglicans. He was the eldest of eight children. He was an actively artistic child, especially in music, drawing and poetry. This was encouraged in many Victorian households. He was educated at Balliol College, Oxford, in 1863, where he became a follower of Edward Pusey and a member of the Oxford Movement....   [tags: Book Reviews]

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Allusions to God in the Poetry of Gerard Manley Hopkins

- 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....   [tags: Victorian Poet, Poetic Analysis, God, Symbolism]

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Depression in Hopkins' Sonnets of Desolation

- Depression in Hopkins' Sonnets of Desolation        Gerard Manley Hopkins (1844-1889) was, first and foremost, a man of the cloth. He seems to have set his gifts in musical composition, drawing, and poetry at a distant second to his ecclesiastical duties for most of his life, causing him to experience terrible bouts of depression. Hopkins poured out this depression in what are known as the Sonnets of Desolation, including "I wake and feel the fell of dark, not day," "Not, I'll carrion comfort, Despair, not feast on thee," and "No Worst, there is none....   [tags: Sonnet essays]

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