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Created with Fabric.js 1.4.5 Gerard HopkinsJuly 28, 1844 - June 8, 1889 Hopkins was alive during the Victorian Era. This era was known for it's rule under Queen Victoria, as well as economic and social growth. However, there was also widespread pollution and poor working conditions. Hopkins believed that God was shown through nature. Since the Victorian era was plagued with pollution, Hopkins continually wrote poems aboutpollution and condemned man's view of nature. Hopkins was raised inan Anglican household.However, he chose to follow the Catholic church.With this action, he burned many of his works as if he were starting a new life. Hopkins was very religious.After his conversion to the Catholic church, Hopkins quitwriting poetry for many years.After pleas from many people, Hopkins resumed writing poetry but with a more religious cause. Hopkins developed hisown type of rhythm thathe used for his poetry called"Sprung Rhythm". He usedit to stress certain syllablesto sound more like someonetalking than a generic poem. The WindhoverI CAUGHT this morning mornings minion, king- dom of daylights dauphin, dapple-dawn-drawn Falcon, in his riding Of the rolling level underneath him steady air, and striding High there, how he rung upon the rein of a wimpling wing In his ecstasy! then off, off forth on swing, 5 As a skates heel sweeps smooth on a bow-bend: the hurl and gliding Rebuffed the big wind. My heart in hiding Stirred for a bird,the achieve of; the mastery of the thing! Brute beauty and valour and act, oh, air, pride, plume, here Buckle! AND the fire that breaks from thee then, a billion 10Times told lovelier, more dangerous, O my chevalier! No wonder of it: shéer plód makes plough down sillion Shine, and blue-bleak embers, ah my dear, Fall, gall themselves, and gash gold-vermillion.
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