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Annotated Bibliography - Tim Thyne ENGL 112.07 H Walton...

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Tim Thyne ENGL 112.07 H. Walton 4/4/2007 Annotated Bibliography Boggs, Rebecca. “Hopkins ‘As Kingfishers Catch Fire.’” Explicator 54.4 (1996): 223-225. 6 Apr. 2007 <http://www.acu.edu> Boggs gives a close commentary on “As Kingfishers Catch Fire”, extracting that Christ’s spirit can dwell in humans like it can any other species. Other creatures can reflect Christ, but humans can only truly absorb Christ. This is important to Hopkins’ idea of inscape. Inscape is explained in Hopkins’ prose writings: that the individuals of the species are of a type, and that this type expresses its true self. If some one can be filled with Christ, then their inscape, and true self, is Christ. Therefore, they will reflect Christ also. The beauty of the belief is that humans are not identical in their inscape, and retain their individuality as they merge with other Christians in taking on Christly attributes. This journal shows humans as the divine purpose in Nature. As part of nature, humans can be filled with the Spirit and be part of God’s purpose. On the other hand, man must recognize his inscape to reflect it. He must choose to have Christ dwell within him. Length: 168 Buechner, Frederick. Speak What We Feel: Not What We Ought to Say . New York: HarperCollins Publishers Inc., 2001 Buechner seeks to go deep into the soul of Hopkins. He uses Hopkins poetry to derive an image of his spirit. Hopkins realizes that only through stripping bear will he find his true self and be saved. This is Hopkins analysis of his own inscape. Through stripping away himself, Christ is all that is left. Therefore, Christ is all human inscape wrapped in individual beings. This entry is important to understanding Hopkins’ own inscape. His self image tells much of his world view
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about nature and man’s relationship to God. This also could explain why he feels that man is moving from God and must recognize his transcendence and authority. It is possible that Hopkins’ shows his humility and recognizes his faults in being human. Length: 125 Downes, David Anthony. The Ignatian Personality Of Gerard Manley Hopkins . Lanham: University Press of America, Inc., 1990 Downes’ thesis is that Hopkins’ poems are inspired with Ignatian views of spirituality. Ignatian
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