English 102 Poetry Essay

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Poetry Essay
Aldain Barham
Liberty University English 102

Thesis Statement: The poem is a great example of communicative techniques and display of mood. Themes of the poem include man and nature, life and religion to list a few. Because the identity of the poet isn't really entailed in the poem but further investigation on him has given me answers which prove relevant to the poem. Although the setting of the poem isn't explicitly listed in the poem one can get a feel of the setting due to the fact that it was written in 1877 which was in the industrialization era. And all of the themes are strongly conveyed within the poem and descriptive in nature.
(1. Themes a. Man and Nature b. Life c. Religion (2.
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As we investigate the final two line of the poem we see that the author states, “Because the Holy Ghost over the be World broods with warm breast and with ah! bright wings.” As we know the Holy Ghost has been a stable throughout religion particularly in Christianity which manifest itself within the Holy Trinity which is considered God (Father), Christ( The son) and the Holy Spirit otherwise referred to as the Holy Ghost. Aside from the main themes of the poem further investigation of the poem shows us that no true setting or time is given but, we do know that this poem was written in 1877 which was a period of industrialization and can account for the mentioning of oil within the poem. The symbolism in the setting alludes to imminent downfall of nature beginning with the industrialization era into current times were we see the implications of its effect on natures current state. Overall the mood of “God’s Grandeur” is melancholy considering that the author states how mankind has populated nature which is created by God, filling it with smells, leaving nature in toil and even causing so much destruction and lewdness upon the earth that the soil is left bearing and corrupted. Throughout the poem the author uses various methods of communication to convey his message which include alliteration, onomatopoeia, and assonance
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