"The World Is Charged With The Grandeur Of God"

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Last Updated on June 23, 2015, by eNotes Editorial. Word Count: 116

Context: In this well-known sonnet Hopkins expresses his strong faith in God and in the divine Being's direct interest in Earth and its inhabitants. All of nature contains signs of the might and majesty of God, but men have ignored them for generations and have so defiled the earth that it seems as base as they. Yet nature's pure essence remains and will never be exhausted, because of the ministrations of the Holy Ghost who "over the bent/ World broods with warm breast and with ah! bright wings."

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The world is charged with the grandeur of God.
It will flame out, like shining from shook foil;
It gathers to a greatness, like the ooze of oil

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