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George Manley Hopkins poem Spring is a sonnet The poem deals with the rebirth of a soul Hopkins writes his poem about the season of spring Within the poem Hopkins uses imagery as well as literary devices to portray his meaning To begin Hopkins uses quite a bit of alliteration with the lines of his poem In line 2 Hopkins uses the words long lovely and lush to describe the burgeoning weeds of spring The next line states Thrushs eggs look little low heavens Line 9 says what is all this juice and all this joy Hopkins uses this literary device in order to portray the emotions one feels after one has found God Hopkins diction also helps the reader to understand the message of Spring Throughout Spring Hopkins has heavenly words sprinkled In line three he uses heavens in line eleven he uses Edens garden In the Garden of Eden the world was perfect Here Hopkins realizes that people are like that until they are introduced to sin The second stanza contains a rhetorical question which seems to question why there must be bad mixed in with good He asks why sin must enter the world and taint its perfection The imagery is very strong throughout the poem The reader receives a very clear mental picture of an outdoor area with grass blowing in the wind with birds flying through the blue sky This picture presents the reader with a serene view This view is heavenly Hopkins tries of capture the beauty of heaven on earth Finally all these elements aid Hopkins in his meaning Spring is a reference to a rebirth The references to heaven makes the reader think of a heavenly rebirth Therefore Hopkins poem is trying to make the reader see the difference between living with God and living without God The final line uses the word choice this implies that the reader has to make a decision In
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