Monday, March 4, 2019
Summary of the Poem
Explore the itinerarys in which Hopkins conveys the beauty of the nature in Pied Beauty? Hopkins creates a prayer like poem in praise of the beauty and design of nature that God has created. He chooses foreign descriptions to encapsulated the variety of beautiful sights and sounds that can be found in the k right awayledge domain and celebrates the astonishing complexity of Gods creation in this pared down sonnet. He creates a awed and divine tone that epitomizes his feelings of awe and wonder when confronted with the natural world. firstly Pied Beauty is a prayer like poem.We can play this at the beginning and end Of the poem when it says Glory be to God for mottled things and Praise him. This reminds us a lot of a prayer as we start a prayer with God and end with God this is a artless message from the poet that is he is writing about nature he is writing about god. Also it is a short poem, which chip ins a simple point. Secondly this poems design has a range of nature, wh ich starts of big a gets small for example it starts of with the sky to cow to trout to chestnuts then finally with finches wings.So he in reality shows us the range of nature from the massive sky to tiny little, cushy finches wings. Thirdly Pied Beauty has some unusual descriptions for example to force the sky he says For skies of -couple color as a brand cow now here we can see that what he means is brindle notwithstanding the author has change it to either fit the poem or because he thinks it sounds better. He means brindle as in striped with opposite colors this is unusual but a really good way to describe the sky. Fourthly Gerald Manly Hopkins uses a variety of beauty in his poem.He uses sights and sounds to his advantage we can see this when he says swift, slow and sweet, sour he pull ahead these very opposite comparisons with nature. Fifthly the poem has astonishing complexity this has happened because he has made up his own words up for example branded cow and couple -color this makes him very individual. This also makes sounds very effective and makes us think more about the poem and what it is about. He makes words that are very comparable to that actual one but he either changes t sew or edits hem for example branded which is actually brindle.Sixthly the pared down sonnet is very ir stock as a normal sonnet has 14 lines here the sonnet has however eleven. However the poem has regular meter beats of A, B, C, A, B, C, D, B, C, D, C so it is regular apart from the last five lines which make their own meter. Seventh the worshipful tone this is a very religious poem and they have to make that impression by the time you have finished the poem. They achieve this by the last line it is very short and says Praise him this is a very simple one which makes it more affective.It also it very memorable as it is very short and to the point. It reminds us of a prayer as in a prayer you end with amen and here it is Praise him they are twain really short a nd to the point. Awe and wonder, in conclusion, In this way, we can see how Hopkins creates a powerful poem that skillfully describes and praises the beauty of nature. He achieves this with carefully chosen images that economically portray natural images whilst structuring a reverent piece of almost religious quality.