Journal Article

Hopkins’ Counter Stress

Joseph Pizza

in Literature and Theology

Volume 25, issue 1, pages 47-63
Published in print March 2011 | ISSN: 0269-1205
Published online January 2011 | e-ISSN: 1477-4623 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/litthe/frq065
Hopkins’ Counter Stress

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The following article explores what I.A. Richards termed ‘the Belief problem’ in Gerard Manley Hopkins’ poetry and poetics. In particular, Hopkins’ descriptions of sprung rhythm are examined in the context of his response to John Henry Newman’s lecture ‘On Catholic Literature in the English Tongue’. Following from this discussion, the interrelation of religion and rhythm in Hopkins’ work is reconsidered, and the challenges it poses to critics confronted.

Journal Article.  7765 words. 

Subjects: Literature ; Religion and Art, Literature, and Music

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