Gerard Hopkins “Gods Grander” is a poem illustrating a person concern over how the environment is being treated in the world. The narrator in the poem dislikes, how the world is being treated because of the human race not respecting or caring for the environment. The narrator wants the world to be treated with respect because God created the world with love and care. The poem introduces several literary elements like symbolism, imagery, and alliteration. The three literary elements help prove that people can be joyful when the environment is damage and poorly care for.
Imagery is one of the artistic tools used in “Gods Grander”. In the first stanza Hopkins writes “The world is charged with the grandeur of God. / It will flame out, like shining from shook foil ;”( 1-2). In the second line the word foil is used. Foil is used to show how God can strike out an electrical ray on metal and encompassing all. The third line is also another example of imagery “It gathers to a greatness, like the ooze of oil/ crushed. Why do men then now reck his rod” (Hopkins, 3-4)? The ooze of oil shows God is kind and rich which represent the ooze that does not stop. A third example of imagery in the poem is the second stanza in the poem (And though the last lights off the black West went/ Oh, morning, at the brown brink eastward, springs-” (Hopkins 11-12). In the two lines, one can image the sun in the west bringing with it night and the sun rising in the east bringing morning. Each day starts