Gods Grandeur As a Jesuit priest who had converted to Catholicism in the summer of 1866, Gerard Manley Hopkinss mind was no doubt saturated with the Bible (Bergonzi 34). Although in "Gods Grandeur" Hopkins does not use any specific quotations from the Bible, he does employ images that evoke a variety of biblical verses and scenes, tout ensemble of which lend meaning to his poem. Hopkins "creates a powerful form of typological allusion by abstracting the essence--the defining conceit, idea, or structure--from individual scriptural types" (Landow, "Typological" 1).
Through its bib lical imagery, the poem existenceages to conjure up, at various points, images of the Creation, the Fall, Christs Agony and Crucifixion, mans proceed sinfulness and rebellion, and the continuing presence and quiet work of the Holy Spirit. These images combine to manifest apart the reader that although the world may look bleak, man may yet hope, because God, through the sacrifice of Chris...If you want to grasp a full essay, order it on our website: OrderCustomPaper.com
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