"God's Grandeur" by Gerard Manley Hopkins and "The World is too Much with Us" by William Wordsworth Comparison Essay by The Research Group

"God's Grandeur" by Gerard Manley Hopkins and "The World is too Much with Us" by William Wordsworth
A comparison of the poem's views on God and nature and human attitudes toward them.
# 20437 | 1,575 words | 1 source | 1993 | US
Published on Mar 20, 2003 in English (Comparison) , Literature (English) , Literature (Poetry)


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"Man's role in the scheme of God's nature is an inherent topic in two English sonnets . Gerard Manley Hopkins' "God's Grandeur" and William Wordsworth's "The World is Too Much With Us." Both poets weave a similar theme throughout their words: that is, a hierarchical view of nature that places God or some Higher Being at the top of the pyramid of creation and unfortunately, man, afflicted with occasional indifference, presides at a somewhat lower niche. The two sonnets glorify the wonder of nature and decry the intolerable treatment of man towards it.


Hopkins' sentiments on nature are quite obvious from the very beginning . his choice of a title. "God's Grandeur" leaves no doubt as to the poet's recognition of nature as the ultimate manifestation of the Almighty. Nature is God's crowning..."

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