TITLE

Shining Plough and Piece-Bright Paling: Two Crucial Agricultural Images in Hopkins

AUTHOR(S)
Gourlay, Alexander S.
PUB. DATE
December 2011
SOURCE
Notes & Queries;Dec2011, Vol. 58 Issue 4, p568
SOURCE TYPE
Review
DOC. TYPE
Poetry Review
ABSTRACT
The article looks at agricultural images presented in the poems "The Windhover" and "The Starlight Night" by the 19th-century English poet Gerard Manley Hopkins. The author focuses on the image of a shining plough described in "The Windhover" and how it seems to reference the plough becoming brighter the more it is used at the start of spring. He then looks at the description of light shining through the the openings of a wooden barn and discusses this was typical of barns made with vertical palings.
ACCESSION #
69899591

 

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