Date of Award
Master of Arts
This paper attempts to establish a viewpoint from which the mature poems of Gerard Manley Hopkins may be seen in an informing light. The method of the paper is to trace "exponents" -- that is, images, words or objects that form motifs or patterns in the poetry. Similar to leitmotifs in music, literary motifs are likewise used to set forth themes. By tracing exponents we are "recognizing patterns of images and symbols that lead us to a consistently deepening appreciation of the literature. Image leads to image, idea to idea, until ultimately we are led to experience the 'meaning' of the work.
Hanenkrat, Frank Thomas, "Archetypal patterns of death and rebirth in the mature poetry of Gerard Manley Hopkins" (1967). Master's Theses. 268.