Help! I'm trying to compare the use of language in the following three peoms;'Lines Written In Early Spring' by William Wordworth, 'Farewell Frost, or Welcome Spring' by Robert Herrick and 'Very Early Spring' by Katherine Mansfield. Any comments would be extremely welcome!
Any comments would be extremely welcome!
In that case, for your poetic well-being, drop everything this minute and get stuck
into my favourite poet, Gerard Manley Hopkins and his sonnet to "Spring"
Nothing is so beautiful as Spring --
When weeds, in wheels, shoot long and lovely and lush;
Thrush's eggs look little low heavens, and thrush
Through the echoing timber does so rinse and wring
The ear, it strikes like lightnings to hear him sing;
The glassy peartree leaves and blooms, they brush
The descending blue; that blue is all in a rush
With richness; the racing lambs too have fair their fling.
What is all this juice and all this joy?
A strain of the earth's sweet being in the beginning
In Eden garden. -- Have, get, before it cloy,
Before it cloud, Christ, lord, and sour with sinning,
Innocent mind and Mayday in girl and boy,
Most, O maid's child, thy choice and worthy the winning.