During wind and rain thomas hardy analysis

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Selected Poems by Thomas Hardy

Although I have read several of his novels, this is the first time I have read Thomas Hardys poetry and, as it does in all of its collections, Dover has gathered a selection from throughout his writing career. What struck me throughout my reading was the almost ever-present sadness. There were some poems that escaped into blissful enjoyment of nature or love, but it seemed that the majority were caught up in loss of life or love or health. As I said in one of my updates, and reaffirm on finishing reading, there is much sadness in the poems --both personal and related to war time loss. Also, some very poignant writing. I am looking forward to reading his biography as I wonder how many of the very personal-appearing poems may be autobiographical (if any).

While there is much sorrow in Hardys poetry, there is also beauty, the joy of nature, the intensity of tangled emotions and relationships. This is a very nice introduction. Dover does its usual consistent good work here. I definitely would recommend this book to anyone wishing to dip into the poetic works of Hardy. There are some 69 poems, taken from collections written between 1898 and 1917.

A copy of this book was provided by the publisher through NetGalley in return for an honest review.
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This poem by Thomas Hardy seems to convey a horrible message that years steal people's lives and run them into death.
Thomas Hardy

A Short Analysis of Thomas Hardy’s ‘During Wind and Rain’

If he was a pessimist, well, so was Thomas Hardy. In his book Defense of Reason , Winters speaks of form as being in some way equivalent to moral content:. They sing their dearest songs— He, she, all of them—yea, Treble and tenor and bass, And one to play; With the candles mooning each face. Ah, no; the years O! How the sick leaves reel down in throngs! They clear the creeping moss— Elders and juniors—aye, Making the pathways neat And the garden gay; And they build a shady seat.

Thomas Hardy was a prolific poet as well as a significant Victorian novelist. They sing their dearest songs— He, she, all of them—yea, Treble and tenor and bass, And one to play; With the candles mooning each face. Ah, no; the years O! How the sick leaves reel down in throngs! They clear the creeping moss— Elders and juniors—aye, Making the pathways neat And the garden gay; And they build a shady seat.

He blossomed as a poet following her sudden demise which left him filled with remorse. This poem shows a happy family but at the end of each stanza, there is the reminder of death. During Wind and Rain is about the destruction and change caused by time. Each stanza shows a happy family at various seasons of the year but in the sixth and seventh lines of each stanza is a grim reminder that the passing of time brings about change and death. These lines pull us short just when we are lead to believe that life is endless sunshine and spring days.

During Wind and Rain

They sing their dearest songs— He, she, all of them—yea, Treble and tenor and bass. And one to play; With the candles mooning each face…. Ah, no; the years O! How the sick leaves reel down in throngs! They clear the creeping moss— Elders and juniors—aye, Making the pathways neat And the garden gay; And they build a shady seat….

Skip to content. Skip to navigation. They sing their dearest songs— He, she, all of them—yea, Treble and tenor and bass, And one to play; With the candles mooning each face Ah, no; the years O! How the sick leaves reel down in throngs! They clear the creeping moss— Elders and juniors—aye, Making the pathways neat And the garden gay; And they build a shady seat… Ah, no; the years, the years; See the white storm-birds wing across!

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