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"Wind" by Ted Hughes, an appreciation

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Wind: an appreciation Ted Hughes poem 'Wind' is about a person who is living in a house that is in the middle of a raging storm. The poem makes the house feel insecure, 'the roots of the house move on' as if scared and unable to hold onto the floor, whilst the wind is dominating and all powerful. This means that anything could 'bang and vanish with a flap' as like the house it is insecure, not even the hills were stable - 'they drummed and strained their guy ropes' as tents, and come morning 'had new places' due to the blow of the omnipresent wind. The poet describes the effect the weather is having on the environment and the inhabitants of the house. ...read more.


An atmosphere of straining tension is created by certain choices of words and verbs ? for example: 1. floundering 2. blinding 3. flexing 4. scaled 5. brunt wind that dented the balls of my eyes 6. strained its guy ropes 7. fields quivering 8. skyline a grimace 9. bent like an iron bar slowly 10. grip 11. windows tremble 12. any second would shatter it 13. roots of the house move 14. stones cry out Apart from this the sounds in the poem are mainly verbs ? crashing, booming, stampeding, drummed, bang, shatter, blazing, tremble and cry out. This gives the poem a feeling of movement and the very sound being alive, greater impact upon the reader. Ted Hughes uses colour in an interesting way, only black, orange and emerald green are mentioned and they therefore stick out. ...read more.


The way that Ted Hughes has used enjambment is also very good as it allows ideas to spread further than a singular line: The wind flung a magpie away and a black- Back gull bent like an iron bar slowly. The house Rang like some fine green goblet in the note That any second would shatter it. Now deep In chairs, in front? This means that caesura?s are also used, ?Till day rose; then under an orange sky?. The pause in the middle of the lines creates dramatic effect and influences the way the person would read it and therefore again adds to the non-existent rhythm of the poem. Overall I think that 'Wind' is an amazing poem and masterpiece which uses description brilliantly. Also I love the constant flow of imagery; the thing that I believe makes the poem so spectacular. I would recommend everyone to read it and for them to share it with others. ...read more.

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