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'Pied Beauty' by Gerard Manley Hopkins; Brief-answer Questions

Pied Beauty

by Gerard Manley Hopkins

1. Who wrote “Pied Beauty”? Write his full name. [NU 2016]

Ans: G.M. Hopkins wrote “Pied Beauty”. His full name is Gerard Manley Hopkins.

2. How does the poem “Pied Beauty” open?

Ans: The poem “Pied Beauty” opens with an offering: “Glory be to God for dappled things.”

3. How is the poem ‘Pied Beauty’ a praise song?

Ans: This poem Pied Beauty is a “praise song” in that it praises God for His creation of dappled things.

4. What do you think the poet means by saying "all things counter"?

Ans: By saying 'all things counter' the poet means all the things which are opposite to each other. God is the creator of all these opposite or contradictory things.