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Hughes, Ted. "Hawk Roosting".


- the speaker: an arrogant hawk lazily contemplating his predatory perfection

- holds an aloof post in "the high trees" above the earth, finds a sadistic pleasure in arbitrary killing

- describes himself as the culmination of all "Creation", sneers at everything but himself, and concludes in his self-confident announcement that he is going to keep things like this



- regular stanza and poetic line, occasional irregular imperfect rhyme

- terse and stark phrases, strong specific images

- the crow is God-like both in position (high in the trees) and ability (killing lower creatures)


  • Author

    Hughes, Ted. (1930 – 1998).
  • Full Title

    "Hawk Roosting".
  • First Published

    In: The Hawk in the Rain. London: Faber and Faber, 1957.
  • Form


Works Cited

Hughes, Ted. "Hawk Roosting". (1957). The Hawk in the Rain. London: Faber and Faber, 2003.


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