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From your Reading of this selection of Thomas Hardy poetry comment on what you see as his major themes and how he expresses them.
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From your Reading of this selection of Thomas Hardy poetry comment on what you see as his major themes and how he expresses them. You should focus on 2 or 3 of the poems
Thomas Hardy lived in the Victorian Age, when people consider themselves victims of the times. The passage of time is the central theme in his poetry; he believed that it was the source of all the unhappininess in the world. Hardy thought that the forces of the universe dwarfed humanity and like many others in the latter years of the nineteenth century he felt a great sense of personal insignificance. This is shown in the poem 'Convergence Of The Twain' where the theme is the nature of fate and destiny. In the first five stanzas Hardy talks of the ship lying at the bottom of the ocean. He portrays a feeling of calm by using alliterations. The use of sibilance in the first line, "solitude...sea", sets softness in the opening tone. When he wants to talk of the rough nature of the ocean he uses the letter "c" in the words "Cold currents", which gives it a very harsh feel, and emphasises the artic
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