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God’s Grandeur

God’s Grandeur

by Gerard Manley Hopkins

Religion Quotes

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Quote #4

Because the Holy Ghost over the bent
World broods with warm breast and with ah! bright wings. (13-14)

The dove has long been a symbol of the Holy Ghost, as well as a symbol of peace. In a way this is a comforting idea. The poet says that the reason the sun still rises and sets is because we have not been abandoned. The "ah!" implies a deep satisfaction with this idea. Like the first line of the poem, the last line speaks directly about religion.

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