"My path is the path of battle.
When that is over, what path should I follow?
I guess a new path walking alongside people doesn't sound so bad..."
"Ugh, so I have to depend on your power again after all...?
In that case, I shall follow your orders!
Bring me new tribute!"
"You, who have acknowledged my existence!
This is the power of the god that attacks the heavens!
May there be a downpour with rumbling thunder!"
|A god that was once imprisoned for having committed a grave crime. Setting many cities ablaze, he invaded the Sama Kingdom. Upon hearing that the leader of the Sama Kingdom army was a former pirate, he sought to challenge him one on one, but that man was struck down by someone else right in front of him. Being attacked with pure hatred by a female pirate instead, he realized that the male pirate had played right into a trap set by the gods. It is said that after this, Uda left the area with a dissatisfied look on his face.|
Analysis Of Hopkin's Poem 'God's Grandeur' Essay examples
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Gerard Hopkins wrote God's Grandeur in 1877 right around the time he was ordained as a priest. The poem deals with his feelings about God's presence and power in the world. He could not understand how the people inhabiting the earth could refuse or be distracted from God. This confusion was due to the greatness of God's power and overall existence that, to Hopkins, seemed impossible and sinful to ignore. However, as the poem progresses Hopkins expresses hope in the world and God's everlasting presence in it. This poem has much meaning to it and expresses the thoughts and feelings that Hopkins was having at the time he wrote it. When one first reads God's Grandeur it is hard to fully understand what Hopkins was trying to convey. One must…show more content…
When analyzing and determining what Hopkins was trying to convey through this poem, one must break it down into three parts. Hopkins communicates three main points in his poem, and each line can be placed under one of these three points. The first point is the prominence and greatness of God in our world. The second builds off of the first, questioning the lack of respect, worship, or simple acknowledgement of God by the human race. The third point continues Hopkins's thinking process by expressing hope in the Holy Ghost and his never-ending existence in the world. The first point of the poem that Hopkins desired to convey is in the first three lines. The poem starts off by giving a description of God's grandeur in our world. The first line is representative of the time period that the poem was written, "The world is charged with the grandeur of God." Hopkins's use of the word "charged" to describe God's presence, may it have been intentional or not, reflects the world that Hopkins lived in. In 1877 electricity had been discovered, but it was still an uncontrollable and indescribable mystery. It was a power that could not be fully explained just like God's presence on the earth, something that is still as much of a mystery today. It was almost God-like, and was a perfect was to explain God's existence. Another comparison is made at the end of line three, "It gathers to a greatness, like the ooze of oil." The world under God is