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The Windhover

The Windhover


by Gerard Manley Hopkins

The Windhover: Who Is This "Gerard Manley" Guy, Anyway? Quiz

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Q. When were Gerard Manley Hopkins's poems first published?

Q. Why did Hopkins stop writing poetry for a while?

Because he had a bad case of writer's block
Because he thought that priests shouldn't write poetry
Because a close friend had passed away and he was grieving
Because he thought his poems weren't any good
Q. Why did he start writing poetry again?

Because he got over his writer's block
Because he'd stopped grieving
Because he'd figured out a way to reconcile poetry with religion
Because he'd decided his poems were pretty good, after all
Q. Who actually published his poems?

Hopkins published his own poems
His friend John Henry Newman published them.
His friend Robert Bridges published them.
Queen Victorian insisted on publishing them.
Q. In what religion was Hopkins brought up as a child?