And the hyphenated combinations of:
All things counter, original, spare, strange; Whatever is fickle, freckled who knows how? With swift, slow; sweet, sour; adazzle, dim; He fathers-forth whose beauty is past change: Summary The poem opens with an offering: The chestnuts offer a slightly more complex image: When they fall they open to reveal the meaty interior normally concealed by the hard shell; they are compared to the coals in a fire, black on the outside and glowing within.
The wings of finches are multicolored, as is a patchwork of farmland in which sections look different according to whether they are planted and green, fallow, or freshly plowed.
In the final five lines, Hopkins goes on to consider more closely the characteristics of these examples he has given, attaching moral qualities now to the concept of variety and diversity that he has elaborated thus far mostly in terms of physical characteristics.
This alteration of the sonnet form is quite fitting for a poem advocating originality and contrariness. Commentary This poem is a miniature or set-piece, and a kind of ritual observance. The parallelism of the beginning and end correspond to a larger symmetry within the poem: The last four-and-a-half lines reverse this movement, beginning with the characteristics of things in the world and then tracing them back to a final affirmation of God.
The delay of the verb in this extended sentence makes this return all the more satisfying when it comes; the long and list-like predicate, which captures the multiplicity of the created world, at last yields in the penultimate line to a striking verb of creation fathers-forth and then leads us to acknowledge an absolute subject, God the Creator.
The poem is thus a hymn of creation, praising God by praising the created world. It expresses the theological position that the great variety in the natural world is a testimony to the perfect unity of God and the infinitude of His creative power.
In the context of a Victorian age that valued uniformity, efficiency, and standardization, this theological notion takes on a tone of protest. The first stanza would lead the reader to believe that their significance is an aesthetic one: In showing how contrasts and juxtapositions increase the richness of our surroundings, Hopkins describes variations in color and texture—of the sensory.
Gerard Manley Hopkins and Pied Beauty Pied Beauty is a reduced form of the sonnet, known as a curtal sonnet, and is one of many poems written by Hopkins that gives praise to God's natural omnipotence. Songs in English. settings. chronologically by date. Authors' Alphabetical Index. Answer to a Reproach for Drunkenness - () Caliph Yazid I. for tenor and piano. Three Little Mice - () Anonymous. for medium voice and piano. A summary of “Pied Beauty” () in Gerard Manley Hopkins's Hopkins’s Poetry. Learn exactly what happened in this chapter, scene, or section of Hopkins’s Poetry and what it means. Perfect for acing essays, tests, and .
Though the description is still physical, the idea of a nugget of goodness imprisoned within a hard exterior invites a consideration of essential value in a way that the speckles on a cow, for example, do not.
The image transcends the physical, implying how the physical links to the spiritual and meditating on the relationship between body and soul. Lines five and six then serve to connect these musings to human life and activity. Hopkins does not refer explicitly to human beings themselves, or to the variations that exist among them, in his catalogue of the dappled and diverse.Pied Beauty.
Hopkins, Gerard Manley. Poems Gerard Manley Hopkins (–89). Poems. Pied Beauty: GLORY be to God for dappled things. Dec 31, · A learned critic said this poem is about the Industrial Revolution.
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