Gerard Manley Hopkins

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1844-1889
Biography: 

A devout Jesuit priest who struggled to reconcile his poetic ambitions with his religious vocation, Gerard Manley Hopkins (1844-1889) used the term “sprung rhythm” to describe the distinct rhythmic structure he employed in his poems. His poems were not published until thirty years after his death from typhoid fever at the age of 44.