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Notice the patterns of alliteration. Hopkins often pairs matching sounds in the same line, including /s/ /m/ /n/ g/ /l/ /k/ /b/ /w/ and /h/.

Spring and Fall

(to a young child)

1 Margaret, are you grieving

2 Over Goldengrove unleaving?

3 Leaves, like the things of man, you

4 With your fresh thoughts care for, can you?

5 Ah! as the heart grows older

6 It will come to such sights colder

7 By and by, nor spare a sigh

8 Though worlds of wanwood leafmeal lie;

9 And yet you wíll weep and know why.

10 Now no matter, child, the name:

11 Sorrow's springs are the same.

12 Nor mouth had, no nor mind, expressed

13 What héart héard of, ghóst guéssed:

14 It is the blight man was born for,

15 It is Margaret you mourn for.

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