God’s Grandeur
God’s Grandeur
by Gerard Manley Hopkins

God’s Grandeur Life, Consciousness, and Existence Quotes Page 2

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[…]the bent
World […](13-14)

The alienation the speaker expresses overtly in the first stanza, is carried out here, even in what is obviously meant to be a hopeful and uplifting passage. Everything is still "smeared" and "bleared" – everything is still "bent." Nothing has changed yet. These lines speak of the potential for a better existence.

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