Pied Beauty

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Pied Beauty


Glory be to God for dappled things—
For skies of couple-colour as a brinded cow;
For rose-moles all in stipple upon trout that swim;
Fresh-firecoal chestnut-falls; finches’ wings;
Landscape plotted and pieced—fold, fallow, and plough;
And áll trádes, their gear and tackle and trim.
All things counter, original, spare, strange;
Whatever is fickle, freckled (who knows how?)
With swift, slow; sweet, sour; adazzle, dim;
He fathers-forth whose beauty is past change: Praise Him.


Once we have analysed the poem, the task is to come up with a version of your own. Look at Hopkins poem closely and note the use of language features (alliteration, simile and assonance). When producing your own version take these into account. Hopkin’s poem deals with ‘dappled things’, yours can be on one of the folllowing: 

Yummy things

Scary things

 Musical things

Technological things

Scientific things

Living things

Pretty things

Floral things

Tasty things

Fruity things

Feminine things

Simple things

Masculine things

Aussie things

Aquatic things

Sporty things

School things

Glamrous things


Glory be to God for ———————– things

For ————— of ———————as a ————————–;

For ——————– all in stipple upon —————————;

——————————————; ————————————;

————– and ______ ­­­- _______, _________ and __________ .

All things _________ , ________. ___________, __________ ;

Whatever is ____________, ____________ (who knows how?)

With ______, ___________; _______, _____; _________, _____;

He fathers-forth whose ____________ is past change: Praise Him



7 thoughts on “Pied Beauty

  1. Glory be to God for tasty things

    For cake of chocolate-colour as a teddy bear;

    For pizza all in stipple upon a flat tray;

    ——————————————; ————————————;

    Food fried and baked ­­­- blended, bolied and spoilt .

    All things crunchy , smooth. ___________, __________ ;

    Whatever is salty, sweet (who knows how?)

    With mix, beat; stir, stand; sautee, show;

    He fathers-forth whose taste is past change: Praise Him

  2. Green Things

    Glory be to God for green things
    For trees of many shades as an army truck in the desert
    For grass all in stipple upon like a used paint brush
    Fresh vegetables or an old castle covered in ivy
    Fields full of weeds and playgrounds covered with children
    the smell of fresh cut grass, the joy of flowers in spring and food we eat to survive.
    All things can’t survive without the green fields, herbivores will die.
    And also will the carnivores die because there is no meat to eat,
    We humans have no more medicines and so will we all die
    Whatever is green, is good for your health, air filtered by trees, or fruit full of vitamins
    With food, air; animals, medicine; joy and much love for the one who gave us this
    He fathers-forth whose beauty and health is past change: Praise Him

  3. Glory be to God for summer things
    For swimming pools of clear water as a bright sky;
    For sunny days all in stipple upon the sound of the ocean waves;
    Cold ice cream melts; surfers surf;
    Beaches plotted and crowded – busy, congested and packed;
    And all the parties, their fun and fires on the beach at night.
    All things count, camping, canoeing, snorkelling;
    Whatever is fun, exciting (who knows how?)
    With flip-flops, sundresses; picnics, shorts; rainbows, sandcastles;
    He fathers-forth whose warmth is past change: Praise Him.

  4. Glory be to God for pretty things
    For flowers of different colours as a rainbow ;
    For all fields in stipple upon like a paint palette ;
    Trees in autumn ; the cherry blossoms in Asia ;
    A kid’s drawing and painting, a sunset on a beach and colourful butterflies.
    All things amazing , original, out of common, incredible ;
    Whatever is fickle, instantaneous (who knows how?)
    With particularities, sweet ; strange things, crazy ; imagination, rainbows;
    He fathers-forth whose beauty is past change: Praise Him

  5. Glory be to God for floral things
    For Jasmine of white color as a thick cloud in the sky;
    For Tulips all in stipple upon the shine of sun;
    Beauty flowers in spring; all people going out to see the beauty;
    Flowers planted and grown – colorful, patterned and nice smell.
    And all the bugs, playing and dancing around them
    All things seem wonderful, pretty, peaceful, amazing;
    Whatever is morning, night (who knows how?)
    With flowers, trees; butterflies, beetles; sun, rainbow;
    He fathers-forth whose beauty is past change: Praise Him

  6. this is fun and all, but could u give notes plz?? like effective alliterations and the poet’s implicit meanings?? i have exams on these poems…

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