Hardy, Thomas. "The Darkling Thrush".
- the lonely speaker finds himself in a completely desolate winter landscape at twilight: no colours (except for grey), no people or animals, no moon or stars
- the interrupting old thrush is the only not to share the general depressive mood, singing joyfully for no obvious cause, as if he knew of some superior hope the speaker is unaware of
- regularly rhymed
- short poetic line
- the infertile and haunted setting symbolizes the tomb of the dead century mourned by clouds and wind
AuthorHardy, Thomas. (1840 – 1928).
Full Title"The Darkling Thrush".
Hardy, Thomas. "The Darkling Thrush". Collected Poems. Ware: Wordsworth, 2006.