‘Metre and Mourning: Thomas Hardy’s “The Going” and Poems of 1912-13

Hughes, John D ORCID: 0000-0002-2187-2911 (2015) ‘Metre and Mourning: Thomas Hardy’s “The Going” and Poems of 1912-13. Hardy Review, XVII (i). pp. 19-34.

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This study examines the entwinement of issues of voice and metre in Hardy's poetic practice in “The Going,” the first poem in his collection, Poems of 1912-13. Study of metre reveals the modernity of his use of elegy to express a subjectivity that is ironically riven in many intersecting ways between regret, memory, and the present. The essay also considers the links between the emotional intensity of the poem and issues of poetic intention, as well as the issues of voice and speech within the drama of the poem itself.

Item Type: Article
Article Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Grief; metre; poems of 1912-13; poetic voice; Thomas Hardy; “The Going”
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General)
P Language and Literature > PR English literature
P Language and Literature > PR English literature > PR500 Poetry
Divisions: Schools and Research Institutes > School of Creative Arts
Research Priority Areas: Culture, Continuity, and Transformation
Depositing User: Anne Pengelly
Date Deposited: 23 Nov 2016 09:51
Last Modified: 31 Aug 2023 08:55
URI: https://eprints.glos.ac.uk/id/eprint/4182

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