English Language and Literature ETDs

Publication Date

9-2-1950

Abstract

The purpose of this study is to classify the imagery of Gerard Manley Hopkins and to trace the sources from which he drew his similes, personifications, and metaphors. A consideration of the language in which the imagery is expressed and of Hopkins' aesthetic theory should contribute to a clearer interpretation of the imagery and to a better understanding of a poet who Is considered obscure, eccentric, and beyond the comprehension of all save a few special admirers and critics.

Degree Name

English

Level of Degree

Masters

Department Name

English

First Committee Member (Chair)

T.M. Pearce

Second Committee Member

D.A. McKenzie

Third Committee Member

C.V. Wicker

Language

English

Document Type

Thesis

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