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  • Insignificance Of The Woman In Hardy's Poem
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    The insignificance of human life compared to the passage of time and continuation of the life cycle are explored in both Thomas Hardy's "Ah, Are You Digging On My Grave" and John Keats "When I Have Fears". Hardy uses the relationships between a dead woman and her family, friends and pet to show this insignificance, while Keats uses the grandiosity of nature. Although the poems use different rhyming techniques, similarities are found in their structures. Hardy writes in a style of his own creatio...
  • Hardy's Use Of Figurative Devices
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    An examination of Thomas Hardy's "The Darkling Thrush " The Darkling Thrush' is a poem occasioned by the beginning of a new year and a new century. It is formally precise, comprised of four octaves with each stanza containing two quatrains in hymn measure. The movement of the first two stanzas is from observation of a winter landscape as perceived by an individual speaker to a terrible vision of the death of an era that the landscape seems to disclose. The action is in how the apprehension of th...
  • Hardy's Poems
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    Analysis of Thomas Hardy's The Darkling Thrush Thomas Hardy's The Darkling Thrush, is a poem full of much sorrow. It is dark and bleak, just as it's title is. Although it is so unhappy, it is also very deep. This poem is one of the many example's of Hardy's talent. The poem is a lyric, with a rhyme scheme of a bab. It is written in iambic pentameter, and it consists of quatrains. It is talking about a lack of faith. Hardy begins his poem talking about his setting. It was winter, and it was cold ...
  • Hardy's First Writing
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    Thomas Hardy Thomas Hardy was born in 1840 at the Village of Upper Boc hampton. He was the child of a country stonemason. Hardy was the third Thomas of his family. His mother's maiden name was Jemima Hand and she and her husband let Hardy to have an unusually happy childhood. His early years were a seed-bed to his later creative development. His mother knew what real poverty was when she was young because she lost her father. Hardy said 'she read every book she could lay her hands on' and she gr...
  • Hardy Points Out Some Human Vanity
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    Thomas Hardy experienced great difficulty believing in a forgiving, Christian God because of the pain and suffering he witnessed around him. He also endured some pain, with the loss of his wife and suffering during the five years he spent in London that made him ill. As a young man, Hardy wanted to become a clergyman. This vocation was quite a turn around of what he pursued-a career as a famous agnostic writer. He lost faith in his religious, Victorian upbringing. As such, he shared a belief wit...
  • Hardy's Poems Memory
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    Using 'The Waterfall' As A Starting Point, Discuss The Importance Of Memory In Hardy's Poems Memory is very important in relation to Thomas Hardy's poems as he has a very limited amount of themes which he uses. Although he wrote thousands of poems, his themes are limited to those of death, regret, love, nostalgia, reminiscence, and missed opportunities. All these themes are linked with his memories, and his past. At the beginning of the 20th Century, there was a growing discord between him and h...
  • Words Of The Pattern Of Hardy's Poetry
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    "Ah, Are You Digging on My Grave", Thomas Hardy Critical Analysis "Ah, Are You Digging on My Grave", is a poem written by Thomas Hardy. The central theme of this poem is death, which is also seen in several different forms throughout the works of Thomas Hardy. There is a great deal of disappointment expressed in this poem. The Oxford Reader's Companion to Hardy deems it, "a satire of circumstance" (Page 378). Thus, death and the afterlife are things of tragedy in this particular work. The point ...
  • Poem's Last Stanza The Man
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    Theme Analysis of "The Darkling Thrush" by Thomas Hardy Thomas Hardy presents a theme of hope in his poem The Darkling Thrush. In the poem winter season has brought about death and despair. A tired old man leans over a coppice gate in a desolate area, to see the ghosts of the past and little hope for the future. Hardy uses imagery to evoke ideas and images in the readers mind. "The land's sharp features seemed to me. The Century's corpse out leant, His crypt the cloudy canopy, The wind its death...
  • Irony In War Through His Speaker
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    Rachael Rawlins Dr. Jean Sorenson English 1301. LTA September 30, 2002 Analytical Essay Mockery of War Stereotypes and Acceptability Hardy writes about the satire in the manner we treat people based on stereotypes in his works "The Man He Killed". The stereotype discriminated in this poem is that of an enemy- solely because of war opposition. The speaker is a man and apparently a soldier as well. The man is in a bar recollecting the occasion when once he killed a man. He gives a brief relapse of...

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