Question: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
Crushed. Why do men then now not reck his rod?
Generations have trod, have trod, have trod;
And all is seared with trade; bleared, smeared with toil;
And wears man’s smudge and shares man’s smell: the soil
Is bare now, nor can foot feel, being shod.
And for all this, nature is never spent;
There lives the dearest freshness deep down things;
And though the last lights off the black West went
Oh, morning, at the brown brink eastward, springs—
Because the Holy Ghost over the bent
World broods with warm breast and with ah! bright wings
Thanks.need it for a friends exam.
I don't know what's funny about it (lol?). Plus, it's hard to understand why you would need to know the meaning if it's your friend who's taking the exam. So your question is very confusing.
Your friend will do better on the exam by puzzling out the meaning for himself or herself. Regurgitating someone else's answer is a sure recipe for writing a mediocre exam or even a failing one.
That said, the SparkNotes study guide for this poem ("God's Grandeur," by Gerard Manley Hopkins) may be helpful (see sources) to get your friend thinking about what it might mean. You don't need to do someone's exam. It sounds as if this exam is for a religious school. God is watching. Don't disappoint him by cheating.
So does people
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