Individual Poems

Study Guides

These study guides were prepared to help generate discussion of Hopkins's poetry and to assist students and readers as they encounter some of Hopkins's most popular poems. For a glossary of Hopkins-related literary terminology, please refer to the Terminology page. Readers may also wish to consult these more detailed guides: Paul Mariani, A Commentary on the Complete Poems of Gerard Manley Hopkins (Ithaca: Cornell UP, 1970); Norman H. MacKenzie, A Reader’s Guide to Gerard Manley Hopkins (London: Thames and Hudson, 1981).