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Comparing I Found Her Out There and Your Last Drive Thomas Hardy.

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Comparing "I Found Her Out There" and "Your Last Drive" Thomas Hardy. "I Found Her Out There" and "Your Last Drive" by Hardy is written in remembrance and his response to Emma death. Where "I Found Her Out There" is about their newly found romance in Cornwall and his memory of it "Your Last Drive" is about their last few days before Emma's death. In "I Found Her Out There" Hardy shows us the reason he fell in love with Emma. Thought the Poem Hardy portrays their young love and Emma's beauty "her face fire-red" and "her cheek like a flail". He uses a lot of natural imagery like "ocean breaks", "sigh at the tale" to show the romantic landscape of Cornwall and where Emma felt free and lively which is the reason why he fell in love with her. ...read more.

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Which reflect his feelings for Emma now that she is gone. "Your Last Drive" differs with "I Found Her Out There" as it's about her last Carriage ride. The first two stanza are about her journey in the which she "passes the spot Where eights days later you were to lie". Thought the stanzas Hardy regrets the time he didn't spend with her and now she is "halt everlastingly". Thought the poem Hardy has again used regular rhyme and rhythm to reflect his themes thought the poems. His theme of regret is also visible in this poem as in the 3rd stanza he states "I drove not with you" he is regretting the fact while she was alive he didn't spent much time with her. ...read more.

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But I not know", "I shall not care" Hardy seems to be in aware of Emma's feelings and states in the last stanza that "True: never you'll know. And you will not mind." But continues on and says "fact indeed remains the same You are my past love, praise, indifference, blame" that she is his love and will remain the same. Thought the both poems there is irony visible Hardy seems to feel close to Emma now that she is dead. In both poems Hardy seems to be revived by Emma's death with it his love for her is also reawakened "You're my past love". Both poems are written in a regular rhythm and rhyme and the use of nature imagery and the use of many different techniques shows the true feelings of Hardy towards Emma which makes the poems very effective. ?? ?? ?? ?? 01/02/2010 ...read more.

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