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is she someone important in his life, could someone please give me some info about this topic???
A bit late to be answering the previous comment, but no, Hopkins said the poem was "not based on a real incident".
By the way, although I'm sure Hopkins would have been happy to use an Americanism, "fall" was used as a term for the season alongside "autumn" from the 17th century in Britain, although by the 19th it had rather gone out of use (unfortunately -- I am English, but I much prefer "fall" to "autumn"), so its use in the poem could be either American or slightly archaic.
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