At times, the poem veers into startling rhythms, and its language is laced throughout with rich rhymes, alliterations and consonances. There is a connection between the two according to the speaker. Not a single thing resembles with the other. He strove to keep a positive attitude in life, and even as he was dying of typhoid fever in 1889, his final words were, 'I am happy, so happy! He was one of the first Victorian poets to move away from traditional rhythms and form in verse, exploring his relationship with God through experimental stress patterns, syntax and language. Therefore what the poet is trying to do here is make links between everything we see and say that we in fact, are all living in this world where everything is linked and that we are all created from the same God that made the world so beautiful. Gerard Manley Hopkins was born in 1844 and was the eldest of nine children.
When do we tend to stop and thank God for a hammer, for instance? All these also give glory to God. We are then dramatically ordered by the poet to praise God for these things. Multiplicity is there in the pattern, somewhere there is alliteration. From line 5 to 6, the poet says that but there dappled things created by man, too. He admires the co-existence of contrary things: he admires their uniqueness and originality, their rarity which makes them precious, and their oddness which differentiates each from the others.
All things counter, original, spare, strange; Whatever is fickle, freckled who knows how? In this case, the poet uses this to make his poem sound more genuine, emphasising the fact that he truly feels this sense of love towards God. Fallow: a field that has been left empty 9. Gerard Manley Hopkins converted to Catholicism in 1866 and went on to become a Jesuit priest and teacher. The image transcends the physical, implying how the physical links to the spiritual and meditating on the relationship between body and soul. For a young heart, it is intolerable to tolerate separation and loss. God is the creator of these natural phenomena and, as the title suggests, expresses beauty through them.
S Pupils in Jesuit schools follow the practice of writing the former motto A. The whole spectrum of nature in all its beauty is germinated by Him, who is worthy of praise. Written by the poet, Greek scholar, and Jesuit priest Gerard Manley Hopkins in 1877, the poem reconsiders the nature of beauty. Pied Beauty is a Scottish poem in the sense that Hopkins, following Scotus, is preoccupied with the intense particularly and distinctiveness of natural things. His words and phrases are actions as well as sounds, ideas and images. The philosophical argumentations are beyond the understanding of the young girl. Human interaction is brought into the poem for the first time as line six follows the plough, the speaker suggesting that the work of humankind is also to be attributed to the all encompassing dappledness, God-given.
Maybe the message is that variety is the spice of life! Pied means something that has more than one color. What is the point of having something that has no opposite? Spring and Fall by Gerard Manley Hopkins: Summary and Analysis Spring and Fall by Gerard Manley Hopkins is a modern poem about philosophical definition of human life. Note how every rhyming lines are indented to the same extent. He also describes how falling resemble coals bursting in a fire, because of the way in which the chestnuts' reddish-brown meat is exposed when the shells break against the ground. The poet praises the variety and beautiful things of the world which are fathered by the god. The main proportions of the sonnet are retained, but within a smaller compass. He was angered by it and refused to accept it.
Thus, in the space of about nine lines the poet covers a wide range of things and their attributes. For that reason, he uses the rhythm as sprung rhythm. Pied Beauty begins with a direct, respectful expression of gratitude - to God - for the multitude of things that are dappled, beautiful to the eye in their design and patterning. The idea that a perfect God could delight in the imperfections of his creation gives us pause. His beauty is changeless and eternal. Hopkins then mentions the birds with their variety of feathers.
In the next line, Hopkins gives us the image of a farmer who plots out his land as a patchwork quilt so that it yields the crops of his choice. Instead of fourteen lines made up of eight plus six, we have ten and a half lines made up of six plus four and a half. Multiplicity and pied beauty can be seen in the landscape and the things of this universe. The idea of beauty even extends to the useful tools and equipment. Some things are swift, others slow; some are sweet, others sour; some are exceptionally bright, others lustreless. In his diary he wrote: ' Sunset over oaks, a dapple of rosy clouds blotted with purple. In the fifth and sixth lines the poet is praising the work of man and here also there is an infinite variety in the different types of work performed by man and also a great variety in the implements he uses to carry out his various tasks.
With swift, slow; sweet, sour; adazzle, dim; He fathers-forth whose beauty is past change: Praise him. The peculiar rhyme scheme could represent the fact that we often find God a very mysterious entity, one who works in mysterious ways. He was a keen observer of all things natural. Earthly beauty may be dappled; but in its dappleness there is something that reminds us of Him who is perfectly simple and without differentiation. Hopkins continued to write for the rest of his life but only received any critical acclaim after his death of typhoid fever in 1889. Lines five and six then serve to connect these musings to human life and activity. The sky like a piebald cow brings together black and white in glorious contrast.