Student’s Name Professor’s Name Course Date: Comparison Between Spring and Pied Beauty Poems by Gerard Manley Hopkins Though he did not receive much acknowledgement during his lifetime as most of his works were not publicized till his demise Gerard Manley Hopkins is recognised as one of the most talented and influential poets of nature and religion in the Victorian era. Two of his poems Spring and the Pied Beauty mark some of the legendary works by this great poet. Though written by the same person focusing his ideas on similar topics an in-depth comparison of the two poems distinctly depicts variant thematic and symbolic positions. This essay will analyze how the persona towards God differs between the two poems. As aforementioned Hopkins poetry took an intricate pattern. He was known to carefully and intellectually formulate lines and words to bring out his perception and comprehension on matters regarding nature Have get before it cloys Before it cloud Christ lord and sour with sinning” (Gardner et al. 29). Hopkins will remain one of the most celebrated poets of all times. Even though some scholars have criticized his work as being too similar as long as thematic diversity is concerned his legendary contribution to poetry will live into the future. The Pied Beauty and Spring for instance seem to focus on the same idea however as we have seen from this essay differences do exist in the two poems. The religious approach may look similar on the first glimpse but after an in-depth reading and one gets to get into Hopkins shoes then it becomes possible to spot the differences. Work Cited Gale Cengage L. A Study Guide for Gerard Manley Hopkins's ""Pied Beauty"". Farmington Hills: Gale Cengage Learning 2016. Gardner William Henry et al. "Poems of Gerard Manley Hopkins." (1950). [...]
Do not use outside sources, MLA formatting How does the central theme in each differ? How does the stanza of the persona towards God differ?