What distinguishes Boyle's book from similar studies is his sensitive judgment as critic and his deep and refined spirituality as a man of God. His approach is uncomplicated. After discussing the nature of metaphor, he reaches a provisional definition that includes rhythm. This rhythm, he believes, has unique metaphorical significance in Hopkins's poetry. Originally published in 1961. A UNC Press Enduring Edition -- UNC Press Enduring Editions use the latest in digital techlogy to make available again books from our distinguished backlist that were previously out of print. These editions are published unaltered from the original, and are presented in affordable paperback formats, bringing readers both historical and cultural value.