God’s Grandeur Themes
Little Words, Big Ideas
Man and the Natural World
The speaker in "God’s Grandeur" looks deeply at the natural world, and doesn’t hold back his or her contempt for the ways in which people and their industries have treated nature. Yet,...
Life, Consciousness, and Existence
Among other things, "God’s Grandeur" proposes that the meaning of life and the purpose of human existence can be discovered through nature. As an expression both of intense anxiety and of int...
You can tell from the title that "God’s Grandeur" is probably a religious poem. The speaker is telling us about his or her religious visions. The speaker sees God as intimately connected to t...
In the world of "God’s Grandeur" everything is shifting and changing and moving. For better or worse, the potential for change runs through Gerard Manley Hopkins’s verse. The speaker...
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