A poem a day, complete with analysis, criticism, biographical info, literary anecdotes, trivia, and our own skewed sense of humour :-) newer post older post home no worst, there is none -- gerard manley hopkins. No worst, there is none: world-anguish in gerard manley hopkins on january 17, 2013 april 5, 2016 by david in uncategorized in an earlier posting, i briefly discussed the “ cliffs of fall ” part of a poem by gerard manley hopkins, and have felt ever since the incompleteness of not having included the first part of the poem as well. The poems he wrote at this time are referred to as the terrible sonnets because of the terrible sense of melancholy that overtook his life and was reflected in his writing no worst, there is none is a poem by hopkins that reflects the speaker's abject misery.
“no worst, there is none” is one of the poems that date from 1885 and are referred to as his “terrible sonnets” this is not a comment on the quality of the poems but a reference to their subject matter, which is the experience of a man going through the terrors of severe depression, which he fears will end in either death or madness.
Themes in no worst, there is none mental suffering to those who have not suffered mentally, through depression or some other form of mental illness, there is often an air of fear or unreality about it, even an impatience: the attitude which says, ‘oh, pull yourself together.
No worst, there is none pitched past pitch of grief, no worst, there is none pitched past pitch of grief, gerard manley hopkins: poems and prose (penguin classics, 1985) more about this poem. No worst, there is none pitched past pitch of grief, no worst, not no worse pitched, sounds like satan hurled from heaven he keeps falling this way, hurled down, it the grief always increasing all he knows is there is no worst that is, the grief increases eternally.
No worst, there is none pitched past pitch of grief, gerard manley hopkins is one of the three or four greatest poets of the victorian era.
Shakespeare bible strunk anatomy nonfiction quotations reference fiction poetry © 1993–2015 bartlebycom subjects titles authors world lit. There is no ‘worst’, hopkins’s poem responds, confirming edgar’s worst fears if you found this analysis of ‘no worse, there is none’ interesting, you may also enjoy our discussion of hopkins’s ‘i wake and feel the fell of dark, not day’. The poem is generally known by its first line, no worst, there is none it is one of the “dark night of the soul” poems written by hopkins in his fits of depression it is one of the “dark night of the soul” poems written by hopkins in his fits of depression.