The Darkling Thrush


The Darkling Thrush

The Poem The Darkling Thrush by Thomas Hardy
This is a specific example of Dark poetry and a Dark themed poem. This section provides a selection of different types of Dark poetry and poems by a famous Poet. The Dark poetry and poems have been selected to cover all aspect of this kind of poetry and poem. The following poem The Darkling Thrush from this famous poet Thomas Hardy can be used as a useful example of Dark poetry.
 

The poem The Darkling Thrush by Thomas Hardy

I leant upon a coppice gate
When Frost was spectre-gray,
And Winterís dregs made desolate
The weakening eye of day.
The tangled bine-stems scored the sky
Like strings of broken lyres,
And all mankind that haunted nigh
Had sought their household fires.

The landís sharp features seemed to be
The Centuryís corpse outleant,
His crypt the cloudy canopy,
The wind his death-lament.
The ancient pulse of germ and birth
Was shrunken hard and dry,
And every spirit upon earth
Seemed fervourless as I.

At once a voice arose among
The bleak twigs overhead
In a full-hearted evensong
Of joy illimited;
An aged thrush, frail, gaunt, and small,
In blast-beruffled plume,
Had chosen thus to fling his soul
Upon the growing gloom.

So little cause for carolings
Of such ecstatic sound
Was written on terrestrial things
Afar or nigh around,
That I could think there trembled through
His happy good-night air
Some blessed Hope, whereof he knew
And I was unaware
 

 

The Poem The Darkling Thrush by Thomas Hardy - Example of Dark Poetry
Poetry written with a Dark theme such as the poem The Darkling Thrush by Thomas Hardy is piece of literature written by the poet in meter or verse expressing various emotions which are expressed by the use of variety of techniques including metaphors, similes and onomatopoeia. The emphasis on the aesthetics of language and the use of techniques such as repetition, meter and rhyme are what are commonly used to distinguish Dark poetry from Dark prose. Poems often make heavy use of imagery and word association to quickly convey emotions. A famous example of Dark poetry is the poem The Darkling Thrush by Thomas Hardy.

The Poem The Darkling Thrush by Thomas Hardy - Example of Structure of Dark Poetry
The structure used in a Dark poem varies with different types of poetry and can be seen in the above example of the poem The Darkling Thrush by Thomas Hardy. The structural elements might include the line, couplet, strophe and stanza. Poets and Dark Poetry combine the use of language and a specific structure to create an imaginative and expressive poem such as The Darkling Thrush by Thomas Hardy. The structure used in Dark Poetry types are also used when considering the visual effect of a finished poem.
 

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