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Spring and Fall

Spring and Fall

by Gerard Manley Hopkins

Epigraph Summary

Get out the microscope, because we’re going through this poem line-by-line.

Epigraph     

                to a young child

  • The poet dedicates "Spring and Fall" to a "young child." This tips us off right from the get-go that the person the speaker is addressing isn't an adult. My, that seems important! Let's bear this in mind as we go forward…

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