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CLIP 8661

Gerard Manley Hopkins - 'Pied Beauty' (poem only)

Gerard Manley Hopkins - 'Pied Beauty' (poem only)
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Key Info
  • Gerard Manley Hopkins - 'Pied Beauty' (poem only)
  • Duration: 01:12
  • Paul Webster recites Hopkins' 'Pied Beauty' to images of pastoral beauty. This clip is published as part of the BBC Poetry Season, for more materials on this poet and poetry in general visit the website - bbc.co.uk/poetryseason/. Please note this clip is only available in Flash.
  • Subject:

    English

       Topic:

    Poetry: 19th Century

  • Keywords: beauty, religion, nature, senses, poetryseason, poetry, Hopkins
Ideas for use in class
  • Useful to anyone studying this poem or nature/religious poetry in general. Gives an opportunity for students to compile their own film or slideshow to exemplify Hopkins' love of juxtaposed opposites.
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 16x9

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