Ghosts

One need not be a chamber to be haunted, One need not be a house; The brain has corridors surpassing Material place. . . .

The Devotional Poem. A Jesuit priest, the Victorian poet Gerard Manley Hopkins, is known for his tributes to God. In this excerpt from "God's Grandeur," he uses modern images to express his faith:

The world is charged with the grandeur of God. It will flame out, like shining from shook foil; It gathers to a greatness, like the ooze of oil Crushed. .. .

The Dramatic Rendering. This type employs a first-person voice ("I") of a deity or supernatural entity, as in this poem by Edgar Lee Masters:

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