St Beuno's Essays

  • The Relationship Between Man and God

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    Gerard Manley Hopkins’ poem “Carrion Comfort” was written after his ordainment as a Jesuit priest, and his conversion from a High Church Anglican. At the time of his ordainment, Manley Hopkins believed practicing poetry interfered with his relationship with God and thus led him to give up poetry almost entirely for seven years. However, in 1872 he recanted this belief and returned to writing. In 1884 he accepted a position teaching Greek and Latin at the University College Dublin. During his time

  • I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud

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    Nature is often a focal point for many author’s works, whether it is expressed through lyrics, short stories, or poetry. Authors are given a cornucopia of pictures and descriptions of nature’s splendor that they can reproduce through words. It is because of this that more often than not a reader is faced with multiple approaches and descriptions to the way nature is portrayed. Some authors tend to look at nature from a deeper and personal observation as in William Wordsworth’s “I Wandered Lonely

  • Gerard Manley Hopkins Poetry Analysis

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    Gerard Manley Hopkins (1844–89). Poems 1918, Spring and Fall: To a young child MÁRGARÉT, áre you gríeving Over Goldengrove unleaving? Leáves, líke the things of man, you With your fresh thoughts care for, can you? Áh! ás the heart grows older 5 It will come to such sights colder By and by, nor spare a sigh Though worlds of wanwood leafmeal lie; And yet you wíll weep and know why. Now no matter, child, the name: 10 Sórrow’s spríngs áre the same. Nor mouth had, no nor mind, expressed What

  • Analysis Of Hopkin's Poem 'God's Grandeur'

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    Glenn. "Gerard Manley Hopkins: a Brief Biography." The Victorian Web. 1988. National University of Singapore. 1 Apr. 2006 . Hopkins, Gerard. "God's Grandeur." The Bedford Introduction to Literature. Ed. Michael Meyer. 7th ed. Boston: Bedford / St. Martin's, 2005. 876-876.

  • Gerard Manley Hopkins

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    Gerard Manley Hopkins Gerard Manley Hopkins is a reflection of his time period because his work represents realism, his work was different from what was expected, and his work had to do with religion. Although Hopkins is considered as one of the great poets of the past, he was not that appreciated during his time period. The only reason that we have his work today is because his friends held on to his work after his death and decided to publish it for him in 1918. Hopkins age was defined

  • Analysis of the Poem The Wreck of Deutschland by Gerald Manley Hopkins

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    The SS Deutschland, an iron passenger steamship of the Norddeutscher Lloyd line, was on a maiden voyage to New York from Bremen. On December 4, 1875, the Deutschland was on its way to New York from Bremerhaven, with 123 emigrants. The weather conditions for the steamship was horrible; a blizzard hit the steamship on the Kentish Knock, an area off the coast of Kent and Essex in England. The crew of the Deutschland tried an attempt to go astern but it failed when the stress fractured the Deutschland’s

  • Comparing Matthew Arnold's Dover Beach and Gerard Manley Hopkins'God's Grandeur

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    Comparing Matthew Arnold's Dover Beach and Gerard Manley Hopkins'God's Grandeur Matthew Arnold's "Dover Beach," and Gerard Manley Hopkins' "God's Grandeur" are similar in that both poems praise the beauty of the natural world and deplore man's role in that world. The style and tone of each poem is quite different, however. Arnold writes in an easy, flowing style and as the poem develops, reveals a deeply melancholy point of view. Hopkins writes in a very compressed, somewhat jerky style, using

  • Compare and Contrast of‘‘Binsey Poplars’’ by Gerard Manley Hopkins and ‘‘The Trees’’ by Philip Larkin

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    Choose two of the poems given in the handout . Compare and contrast these two poems (‘‘Binsey Poplars’’ by Gerard Manley Hopkins and ‘‘The Trees’’ by Philip Larkin), paying close attention to their language and form. In a recent article in The Guardian, Billy Mills writes, ‘Trees have been putting down roots in poetry for centuries’, and indeed there are as many poems about trees as there are species of trees themselves. As someone who grew up surrounded by trees and as a lover of poetry, it was

  • Gerard Nanley Hopkins’ Poem God’s Grandeur

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    Gerard Nanley Hopkins’ Poem “God’s Grandeur” Gerard Nanley Hopkins’ poem “God’s Grandeur”, illustrates the relationship connecting man and God. Hopkins uses alliteration and stern tone to compliment the religious content of this morally ambitious poem. The poem’s rhythm and flow seem to capture the same sensation of a church sermon. The diction used by Hopkins seems to indicate a condescending attitude towards society. The first stanza states that we are “charged with the grandeur of God”

  • God's Grandeur Poem

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    Reverend Father Gerard Manley Hopkins was English poet from the Victorian Age. He became critically acclaimed after his death, and his fame was grounded mainly from his use of imagery in his poems, given that he was from a period of highly traditional writing. Hopkins’ religious poems featured ones that were “light” and ones that were “dark”, which he used to exemplify his conflict between faith and doubt. “God’s Grandeur” is one of his light poems, and “I wake and feel the fell of dark, not day”

  • Faith and Doubt in the Poetry of Gerard Manley Hopkins

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    Gerard Manley Hopkins had eight siblings and was born of Manley and Catherine Smith Hopkins. His parents were Anglicans that followed the Catholic tradition in sacraments and papacy. By instilling the theological values, faith and morals into Gerard, he became heavily influenced by his family. His parents taught him, as well as their other children to love God. Gerard guaranteed his mother that he would strengthen his connection with God and familiarize himself with the Scripture, so Gerard began

  • Comparing the Two Poets' Representations of and Attitudes to Nature in The Way Through the Woods and Binsey Poplars

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    Comparing the Two Poets' Representations of and Attitudes to Nature in The Way Through the Woods and Binsey Poplars These two poems, by Gerald Manley Hopkins and Rudyard Kipling respectively, are both concerned with how humans and how their presence among nature can have a negative effect. Both of these poems seem to agree that humans do have an influence on the natural evolution of nature; mainly due to the way humans interfere with nature. However, both of these poems illustrate different

  • Use of Elemental Imagery in Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre

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    Lodge notes, "we should be mistaken in looking for a rigidly schematic system of elemental imagery and reference in Jane Eyre". Fire and water images in the novel have their shifting associations, which reflect on the characters of Jane, Rochester and St John Rivers. The broad suitability of the images shows that they can be both destructive forces and agents of renewal. Using them as both allows Brontë to show how far the characters have learnt to reconcile the Romantic desire for passion with the

  • Living Life Like The Great Gatsby

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    included their views on The Great Gatsby. F. Scott, Fitsgerald  was an American short story writer and novelist famous for his depictions of the Jazz Age(the 1920's), his most brilliant novel work being The Great Gatsby(1925). He was born in St. Paul, Minnesota on sept. 24, 1896  and died in Hollywood, California on December 21, 1940.  His private life, with his wife, Zelda, in both America and France, became almost as celebrated as his novels.  Fitsgerald was the only son of an aristocrat

  • The Battle of Pea Ridge and its Impact on the Civil War

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    battle were Major General Earl Van Dorn and Brigadier General Albert Pike. For the Federal's side there were Major General Samuel R. Curtis and Brigadier General Franz Sigel (Battle). The Confederate General Earl Van Dorn's objective was to "have St. Louis - then Huzza!" He hoped to accomplish this by going north from his headquarters at Pocahontas to the Boston Mountains, where the Union forces under command of General Samuel Curtis had taken up camp. After a nine-day march, Van Dorn finally made

  • Controversial Views in Kate Chopin's The Awakening

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    summarized the feelings of society as a whole. Chopin woke up people to the feelings and minds of women. Even though her ideas were controversial at first, slowly over the decades people began to accept them. Kate O'Flaherty Chopin was raised in St. Louis in the 1850's and 1860's. Chopin had a close relationship with her French grandmother which lead to her appreciation of French writers. When she was only five Chopin's father, Thomas O'Flaherty died leaving her without a father figure. Eliza

  • Supernatural in Shakespeare's Macbeth - The Three Witches

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    ability as a playwright has captivated audiences and will captivate audiences for years to come. William Shakespeare was born in Stratford-upon-Avon, England, in 1564.  The specific date of his birth is not known but is celebrated on the feast of St. George, April 23. Little is known about his boyhood, but through examination it is thought that he collected a lot of his information from books and from daily observation of the world around him. During his life Shakespeare wrote many brilliant

  • Theme of Temperance in The Faeirie Queene

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    canto, he states: Of all Gods workes, which do this world adorn, There is no one more faire and excellent, Then is mans body both for powre and form, Whiles it is kept in sobre government... Spenser's statement borrows from the polemic of St. Augustine, which states 'there is no need... that in our sins and vices we accuse the nature of the flesh to the injury of the creator, for in its own kind and degree the flesh is good.' (Berger) Alma's castle represents this 'good flesh'. Throughout

  • H.J Heinz Company

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    to becoming one of the nation’s leading producers of condiments. Heinz & Noble could count among its assets a hundred acres of garden along the Allegheny River – 30 acres of horseradish – along with 24 horses, a dozen wagons and a vinegar factory in St. Louis. After initial success, the company was forced into bankruptcy in 1875, a year of economic downturn and crop surplus. However, this successful young enterprise was not going to let the banking panic of 1875 stop it from becoming the world’s leading

  • Influence of Roman Catholic Church in Frank McCourt?s Life

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    Church plays an extremely central role in his young life. The religious atmosphere in which he is raised acts as a huge part in his point of view, and even his name is reflective of his family’s beliefs. “Not until late December did they take Male to St. Paul’s Church to be baptized and named after Francis…the lovely saint of Assisi (17).” Since this time, the Church has been both his salvation and his condemnation, and it’s not until he is sixteen that he comes to realize its true meaning to his existence