announcing the advent of cataclysm and death. The Darkling Thrush is particularly apt as a transitional poem, since it was written on and for the turn of the century. In retrospect that validity seems to have withdrawnfrom literature at leastin an inevitable progression: it is but steps from Ruskin's identification of the pathetic fallacy, to the superior intellectual respectability of metonymy over metaphor, to the present sense of the invalidity of all discourse. Language and Imagery, the voice is that of the poet, the first person narrator. In later years, he devoted his time wholly to writing. The scale of his pessimism increases. The very words with which Hardy introduces the song are lyrical, rhythmic, repetitive, like the thrushs song: At once a voice arose among/The bleak twigs overhead. They were riding the crest of an unprecedented buildup of their empire, but if the British were proud of their status as "world civilizers they were also insecure as they waited for resistance or retaliation. His happy good-night air, some blessed Hope, whereof he knew. But there are some good reasons to consider Hardy a forerunner of all that Modernism would bring to the world. The anticipated but missing phrase is 'And then'.
The darkling thrush
Lines 5-6 An aged thrush, frail, gaunt, and small, in blast-beruffled plume. While the song of the thrush is the force that crystallizes his fervorless spirit, Hardys thrush is aged, frail, gaunt and small, not symbolizing new life but belonging to that dying old century. The poem also frequently appears in poetry anthologies such. That I could think there trembled through His happy good-night air Some blessed Hope, whereof he knew And I was unaware. This is Hardy's resolution of the contradiction faced by numerous later writesKafka, Beckett, Ionesco, among otherthat, however negative the intended mood or meaning, artistic form is always positive. While Hardy is sometimes criticized for lack of originality in this form, the effect of this controlled meter and rhyme scheme is remarkable in a poem about modern despair. This contrast between Keats's view of nature as a plenitude and Hardy's view of nature as a vacuum is maintained through the poem.
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