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Hurrahing in Harvest

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In "Hurrahing in Harvest" by Gerard Manley Hopkins, readers are taken on a journey through the beauty and bounty of the natural world. Hopkins' vivid imagery and rich language paint a captivating portrait of the changing seasons and the harvest season in particular.

The poem reflects on the cycle of life and the abundance of nature, celebrating the richness and vibrancy of the earth's offerings. Hopkins' use of exclamation marks and lively language conveys a sense of excitement and joy, as if he is cheering on the harvest himself.

Throughout the poem, Hopkins skillfully weaves together themes of renewal, gratitude, and the interconnectedness of all living things. His deep appreciation for the earth's gifts is palpable, and readers are sure to be inspired to take a moment to revel in the wonders of the natural world.

Overall, "Hurrahing in Harvest" is a beautifully crafted ode to the season of abundance, a reminder to pause and appreciate the splendor of the world around us. Hopkins' undeniable talent for capturing the essence of nature in his poetry shines through in this timeless piece.

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Gerard Manley Hopkins SJ was an English poet, Catholic and Jesuit priest, whose posthumous fame established him among the leading Victorian poets. His manipulation of prosody established him as an innovative writer of verse. Two of his major themes were nature and religion.

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