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The Windhover

The Windhover

by Gerard Manley Hopkins

The Windhover: How It's All Put Together Quiz

Think you’ve got your head wrapped around The Windhover? Put your knowledge to the test. Good luck — the Stickman is counting on you!
Q. What is the form of the poem?


A Shakespearean sonnet
A Petrarchan sonnet
A rock ballad
A villanelle
Q. What did Hopkins call his funky new meter?


dactylic hexameter
twisted rhythm
rhythm and blues
sprung rhythm
Q. What do you call the first eight lines of this form of poem?


an octet
a sestet
an octagon
the Pentagon
Q. What is Hopkins's word for the unique characteristics of every object and individual?


instress
inscape
thingness
sprung rhythm
Q. What sound does Hopkins alliterate in the first line of "The Windhover"?


M sounds
S sounds
P sounds
Whistling
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