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Book Title: God's Grandeur and Other Poems|
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 443 KB
v The author of the book: Gerard Manley Hopkins
Edition: Dover Publications
Date of issue: October 24th 1995
ISBN 13: 9780486287294
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Read full description of the books God's Grandeur and Other Poems:This was my first introduction to Hopkins' poetry, a small volume published by the Trinity Forum. This man was quite a unique and innovative wordsmith, whom one reviewer said could be a Saint of modern Christian poetry.
Hopkins' poetry aches to be read aloud, but painstakingly so, as his alliterations and meter trickle and weave in fascinating ways. A good case in point:
"The world is charged with the grandeur of God. It will flame out, like shining from shook foil ....
And though the last lights off the black West went
Oh, morning, at the brown brink eastward, springs ---
Because the Holy Ghost over the bent
World broods with warm breast and with ah! bright wings"
Hopkins once said of his work, "no doubt my poetry errs on the side of oddness" --- But it's a singularly beautiful oddness, and I'll be back for more!
Read information about the authorGerard Manley Hopkins was an English poet, Roman Catholic convert, and Jesuit priest, whose 20th-century fame established him posthumously among the leading Victorian poets. His experimental explorations in prosody (especially sprung rhythm) and his use of imagery established him as a daring innovator in a period of largely traditional verse.
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