Analysis Of ' Rain, Nothing But The Wild Rain '

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‘Rain, midnight rain, nothing but the wild rain’. How does Thomas convey his depression in ‘Rain’? Compare this with how Thomas presents his negative emotions in other poems. In this poem Thomas lies awake at night, listening to the rain falling onto the roof of the hut that he rests within. This poem was written just before Thomas went onto the battlefield. The rain and Thomas’ solitude prompts thoughts of those soldiers who are exposed to the danger and death in the outside world. This also connotes feeling of depression and sadness in his. ‘Rain’ is written in free verse blank verse – an irregular stress pattern. This is one of the most common forms of poetry that Thomas uses often. He plays with the rhythm and intensity of each line through a number of different means, each used in order to give a sense of the increasing and decreasing intensity of the rain on the room and walls of the hut, and Thomas’ response to this. To create this effect, Thomas uses repetition, internal rhyming and uses the spondee ‘wild rain’. Another feature of the poem is the use of monologue, giving entry into Thomas’ thoughts in solitude, in which the reader is an implied listener – ‘hearing’ his fears and thoughts of the poet as he puts you in his place. The poem’s tone is disarmingly open, even confessional. This line introduces two important feature of the poem. Firstly, the repetition of the words – ‘rain’ here, but also ‘solitude’ that becomes a theme of the poem. He paused given by the
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