Hopkins the Romantic? The Question of Empathy in "Spring and Fall."

Wardi, Eynel
September 2006
Victorian Poetry;Fall2006, Vol. 44 Issue 3, p237
Academic Journal
Literary Criticism
The article presents a literary criticism of the poem, "Spring and Fall," by Gerard Manley Hopkins. The main point of the criticism is that Hopkin's poem clearly embraces John Ruskin's idea of "pathetic fallacy"-the technique embraced by Romantic poets and others that allows nature to become anthropomorphized.


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