Thomas Hardy"S Use of Literary Technichues
English and Literature
Submitted By sege
In each of Thomas Hardy’s poems, he uses many literary devices to express different concerns. One of the main concerns which are commonly displayed in his poems is the portrayal of death and the supernatural. Hardy often uses dark and depressing references to create the image for this concern. Hardy would also use various literary devises such as personification, similes and alliteration to get the main point across for his poems. In Tomas Hardy’s poems, “God’s Education”, “The Darkling Trush”, “The Moth Signal”, “The Phantom Horsewoman” and “Life and Death at Sunrise”, he would often use metaphors to clearly express one of his main concerns which are the portrayal of death and supernatural.
Frequently in the poem, “God’ Education” which portrays a young woman dying and her love one watched her die. The obvious theme of the poem is death which assists the development of the tone. The tone of this poem is showing great sadness and lividness about her death, but most importantly, it is displaying the young man’s disappointment with God for taking the young girl’s life away. Hardy also created a tone for God which seems to be amusement. One of the first metaphors which is revealed is “I saw him steal the light away:” (V-1, L-1) When talking about the light in someone, imagine life, joy and meaning but God has apparently stole the light away from her life leaving her to be just a being without a purpose or reason. Also “That haunted in her eye:” (V-1, L-2) The light which vanished from her life, leaves her to be a hunting figure which is a common reference to a ghostlike state; God is literally taking away the life from this girl and does not even seem to care. Undoubtedly, this can arguably be a personification a well because it already seems to be classifying this woman to be a ghost because of her haunting state.
Also in the second stanza, the speaker points out...