"Henry Purcell" by Gerard Manley Hopkins.
'Henry Purcell' by Gerard Manley Hopkins is a sonnet. This is so, as it begins with two quatrains, which describe the musician from whom the poem takes its name, followed by a sestet that takes a closer look at the music that he (Henry Purcell) created. However, a sonnet is usually defined as fourteen lines written in iambic pentameter, and the poem 'Henry Purcell' has six iambic feet per line, and as a result it is a sonnet in Alexandrines. A poem such as this usually includes a caesura, and this is no exception, with the caesura coming in line seven between 'feature' and 'finds'. It…
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