God’s Grandeur – Gerard Manley Hopkins – Heritage of Words – Grade 12 Keypoints and Central Idea

God’s Grandeur – Gerard Manley Hopkins

Heritage of Words – Grade 12

Keypoints & Central Idea of the Poem

Idea of the Poem (What’s it based on?)

  1. Materialism
  2. Spirituality

Keypoints

  1. A religious poem
  2. About the greatness of the god in the world
  3. About man’s commercial activities can’t destroy the power of god
  4. God is great

Central Idea

This poem stresses/maintains/highlights the greatness of the god. The whole universe is an expression of God’s greatness, but man fails to recognize it. Though the soil is bare and smeared with man’s toil, there’s constant renewal of actual beauty because God continues to brood the world.

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