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I have been studying two poems by Ted hughes which are Wind and Hawk Roosting There are many different aspects of nature in these poems and this essay explains how these aspects of nature are used.

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I have been studying two poems by Ted hughes which are Wind and Hawk Roosting There are many different aspects of nature in these poems and this essay explains how these aspects of nature are used. Many different aspects of nature are presented in both poems but in different ways firstly a lot of metaphors and imagery is used in wind but there are neither of these to be found in Hawk Roosting I've chosen the following metaphor as an example: "The house has been far out at sea all night"obviously the house hasn't actually been out at sea but this idea gives us the impression that the wind combined with rain must have made it seem like the house was out at sea. Another example of how the aspects of nature are used is in the structure of the poems this is only really evident in Wind as at the end ...read more.

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of this is the following quote from the Hawk: "Between my hooked head and hooked feet" a further example of this would be: "My feet are locked upon the rough bark" both of these examples describe the hawk's feirce weponary. The tone of the poem Hawk roosting should be relaxed and confident as the Hawk is confident in everything he does and the text illustrates this in the way the hawk says "There is no sophistry in my body: my manners are tearing off heads the allotment of death". It may be suggested that the Hawk has no remorse for what he does and doesn't have to justify his action another example of this is another quote: "No arguments assert my right:The sun is behind me" The fact that the sun is behind the Hawk makes him ever more powerful. ...read more.

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The lightning is described as: "Blade-light,luminous black and emerald, flexing like the lens of a mad eye" this represents several quick flashes of lightning which could be described as frantic a total contrast from Hawk roosting which seems to be very relaxed and calm with no wind but glorious sun which is said to be behind the hawk. Coming back to Hawk roosting I'd like to make final point about the hawk and that is that the hawk seems almost God like in the way he acts and talks for example : "And the earth's face upward for my inspection" my final example of this is: "My eye has permitted no change. I am going to keep things like this" This shows the hawk is definitely in control and the fact that he is high up higher than anything else makes him seem like a god. Adam Kane 10 NH ...read more.

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