Creative: in the wake of you introduction to Hopkins (Gerard Manley) take a single line from any one of his poems and use this as the starting point for a poem of your own. If you can explore his way of using language by imitating some aspects of his style (alliteration, assonance, rhyme, consonance…)

“Generations have trod, have trod, have trod;”
From hut to home,
From mud to stone.
From dark to light,
From fright to might.
From the unknown to the fact.

“Generations have trod, have trod, have trod;”
Evolving to learn
Forgetting to fight
Evolving to progress
Forgetting regression
Repeating mistakes yet forever the expanding act.

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