Saturday, August 04, 2007

The Wreck of the Deutschland

All right, I'm finally going to begin posting this. It's a project I've been working on for awhile: the attempt to annotate Hopkins' The Wreck of the Deutschland, to the point that more people might actually make sense of it.

First, it might be a good idea to read the poem, although I will post each stanza as I explain it.

I'd really like feedback on this project, because I'm hoping to improve and expand it with time. If anything I write is unclear, if I left anything unexplained, or if you disagree with my explanations, please tell me!

Stanzas 1-2
Stanzas 3-5
Stanzas 6-8
Stanzas 9-10
Stanzas 11-12


Meredith said...

Good for you! I will try to read well and make useful remarks...

Sheila said...

Thanks! I'm counting on you, because I'm not sure if anyone else will have the stamina to read through it ... :P

Patrick said...

Thanks for this commentary. We have a Catholic Authors Book Group here in Hood River, Oregon ; and we are reading Exiles , a recent novel about Hopkins and his poem.