Wessex Poems and Other Verses

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  • A Dying Love In Thomas Hardy's Neutral Tones

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    and color; however, Thomas Hardy writes of death in his experience with love in his poem, “Neutral Tones.” It is a dramatic monologue poem written in the 1800s and is in first person. The title of the poem clearly points out the neutrality of a colorless failing love. In addition, the poem focuses on describing the events of how the couple ends the relationship and of how it is beyond repair. The lines of the poem gently explain what it is like for the author to experience such a dying love. It is

  • Thomas Hardy Research Paper

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    gained lots of criticism and harsh disapproval, which discouraged him; therefore, Hardy began writing poetry. Hardy’s poetry consist of a sermon on pessimistic themes, but his lyrical power is praised. He began with the Wessex Poems and Other Verses (1898), and ended with his epic verse drama The

  • Philosophical Pessimism In Neutral Tones, By James Hardy

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    Talking about pessimism, it is one aspect that may be found in some literary work, such as poem. Pessimism is a state of mind in which one anticipates undesirable outcomes or believes that the evil or hardships in life outweigh the good or luxuries . The term “pessimism” is often related to philosophical pessimism. The philosophical pessimistic view of the effect of historical progress tends to be more negative than positive. The philosophical pessimist does not deny that certain areas like science

  • Neutral Tones by Thomas Hardy

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    Neutral Tones by Thomas Hardy (1867) Neutral Tones BY THOMAS HARDY We stood by a pond that winter day, And the sun was white, as though chidden of God, And a few leaves lay on the starving sod;          – They had fallen from an ash, and were gray. Your eyes on me were as eyes that rove Over tedious riddles of years ago; And some words played between us to and fro          On which lost the more by our love. The smile on your mouth was the deadest thing Alive enough to have

  • The King of Kings

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    In the Bible, Jesus Christ, the embodiment of the Christian God is described as the “King of Kings”. Christians since before the dream of Constantine have believed God and Christ constitute a ruler of the universe. Anglo-Saxon society perceived the Christian God in the mold of the pre-Christian Germanic tradition of kingship. The Anglo-Saxon perception of God as a king in the Germanic tradition has tremendous significance on late Anglo-Saxon politics. The inclusion of the Christian deity in the leadership

  • Literature and Language

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    put together. However, in the following verse from a poem, the grammatical structure seems to be much more challenging, and makes more demands on our interpretative processing of these lines: ex.9-2 Four storeys have no windows left to smash But in the fifth a chipped sill buttresses Mother and daughter the last mistresses Of that black block condemmed to stand, not crash. The sentence in line 2 of this verse that starts with But in the fifth is unusual

  • Thomas Hardy Poems

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    Casualty obstructs the sun and rain, And dicing Time for gladness casts a moan.... These purblind Doomsters had as readily strown Blisses about my pilgrimage as pain. HAP ANALYSIS Firstly the word 'hap ' means 'that which happens by chance. ' The poem is a sonnet, although it