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" ... kingdom of daylight's dauphin, dapple-dawn-drawn Falcon, in his riding Of the rolling level underneath him steady air, and striding High there, how he rung upon the rein of a wimpling wing In his ecstasy! then off, off forth on swing, As a skate's... "
Speak What We Feel: Not What We Ought to Say - Page 34
by Frederick Buechner - 2009 - 176 pages
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Aspects of Literature

John Middleton Murry - 1920 - 203 pages
...ecstasy ! then off, off forth on swing, As a skate's heel sweeps smooth on a bowbend: the hurl and the gliding Rebuffed the big wind. My heart in hiding...bird, the achieve of, the mastery of the thing! ' We have no doubt that ' stirred for a bird ' was an added excellence to the poet's ear; to our sense...
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The Classic Hundred Poems: All-time Favorites

William Harmon, Professor William Harmon - 1998 - 360 pages
...ecstasy! then off, off forth on swing, As a skate's heel sweeps smooth on a bow-bend: the hurl and gliding Rebuffed the big wind. My heart in hiding...and act, oh, air, pride, plume, here Buckle! AND the f1re that breaks from thee then, a billion Times told lovelier, more dangerous, O my chevalier! No...
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Making Your Own Days: The Pleasures of Reading and Writing Poetry

Kenneth Koch - 1999 - 320 pages
...of his realization, as in this vision of the diving windhover and the crucified Christ as one being: Brute beauty and valour and act, oh, air, pride, plume,...Times told lovelier, more dangerous, O my chevalier! (HOPKINS, "The Windhover") The pounding (and confusing) repetition of beats and sounds creates the...
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Everybody was So Young: Gerald and Sara Murphy, a Lost Generation Love Story

Amanda Vaill, Gerald Murphy, Sara Murphy - 1999 - 470 pages
...Slirred for a bird the achieve of, the mastery of the thing! Bmte beauty and valour and act, ob, air, pride, plume here Buckle! AND the fire that breaks...from thee then, a billion Times told lovelier, more dangemus, O my chevalier! . . . The tenor voice rang on, declaiming Hopkins's hymn to the unfettered...
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A Critic's Journey: Literary Reflections, 1958-1998

Geoffrey H. Hartman, Professor Geoffrey H Hartman - 1999 - 297 pages
..."Buckle" in the same poem, which, escaping its grammatical tie like a chemical its bond, becomes plosive: Brute beauty and valour and act, oh air, pride, plume, here Buckle! "Buckle" (the first word of the second line) is as true a rhyme word as "here" (the last word of the...
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The Poem as Sacrament: The Theological Aesthetic of Gerard Manley Hopkins

Philip A. Ballinger - 2000 - 260 pages
...ecstasy ! then off, off forth on swing, As a skate's heel sweeps smooth on a bow-bend: the hurl and gliding Rebuffed the big wind. My heart in hiding...the fire that breaks from thee then, a billion Times lovelier, more dangerous, O my chevalier! No wonder of it: sheer plod makes plough down sillion Shine,...
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Meditating

Jinananda - 2000 - 110 pages
...External conditions are not always so much within our control, of course - although some of them are. My heart in hiding Stirred for a bird, - the achieve of, the mastery of the thing! Gerard Manley Hopkins, 'The Windhover' A mental state can always develop in a new direction. Confidence...
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A Queer Chivalry: The Homoerotic Asceticism of Gerard Manley Hopkins

Julia F. Saville - 2000 - 240 pages
...viewer's speech without quite extending to strain or violence in either. The final line of the octave ("Stirred for a bird, the achieve of, the mastery of the thing!") is a particularly fine illustration of this. The stress patterns, transcribable as SOO | SOO | SMO...
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Poemas

Gerard Manley Hopkins - 2001 - 109 pages
...ecstasy! then off, off forth on swing, As a skate's heel sweeps smooth on a how-bend; the hurí and gliding Rebuffed the big wind. My heart in hiding...lovelier, more dangerous, O my chevalier! No wonder of it: shéer plód inakes plough down sillion Shine, and blue-bleak embers, ah my dear, Fall, gall themselves,...
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The Discovery of Poetry: A Field Guide to Reading and Writing Poems

Frances Mayes - 2001 - 494 pages
...ecstasy! then off, off forth on swing, As a skate's heel sweeps smooth on a bow-bend: the hurl and gliding Rebuffed the big wind. My heart in hiding...achieve of, the mastery of the thing! Brute beauty and valor and act, oh, air, pride, plume, here Buckle! And the fire that breaks from thee then, a billion...
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