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Pied Beauty

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Pied Beauty is a stunning collection of poems that showcases the beauty and complexity of nature through vivid imagery and inventive language. Gerard Manley Hopkins' unique style, known for its use of sprung rhythm and innovative word choices, brings the natural world to life in a way that is both captivating and thought-provoking.

The poems in Pied Beauty celebrate the diversity and uniqueness of the world around us, from the speckled patterns of a trout to the various colors and textures of the landscape. Hopkins' keen observations and deep appreciation for the intricacies of the natural world shine through in each poem, inviting readers to pause and reflect on the beauty that surrounds them every day.

What sets Pied Beauty apart is Hopkins' ability to find beauty in the imperfect and the unconventional, urging readers to look beyond traditional notions of beauty and see the wonder in the world around them. This collection is a true testament to the power of nature and the ways in which it can inspire and uplift us.

Overall, Pied Beauty is a masterful collection of poems that celebrates the richness and diversity of the natural world. Hopkins' distinctive style and keen eye for detail make this a truly unforgettable reading experience that will leave a lasting impression on anyone who picks up this book.

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In the Author's Preface to Poems of Gerard Manley Hopkins, he describes this poem as Curtal-Sonnet "that is they are constructed in proportions resembling those of the sonnet proper, namely 6 + 4 instead of 8 + 6, with however a halfline tailpiece ." - Summary by Wikipedia


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