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The Windhover

The Windhover


by Gerard Manley Hopkins

The Windhover: Who Is This "Gerard Manley" Guy, Anyway? True or False

1. When were Gerard Manley Hopkins's poems first published? -> 1918
2. Why did Hopkins stop writing poetry for a while? -> Because he thought that priests shouldn't write poetry
3. Why did he start writing poetry again? -> Because he'd figured out a way to reconcile poetry with religion
4. Who actually published his poems? -> Hopkins published his own poems
5. In what religion was Hopkins brought up as a child? -> Anglican