Ted Hughes | Critical Essay by Donald F. McKay

This literature criticism consists of approximately 14 pages of analysis & critique of Ted Hughes.
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Critical Essay by Donald F. McKay

SOURCH: "Animal Music: Ted Hughes's Progress in Speech and Song," in English in Studies in Canada, Vol. VII, No. 1, Spring, 1981, pp. 81-92.

[In the following essay, McKay discusses Hughes's use of and emphasis on language in Crow and Gaudete.]

In the blighted landscape of Crow, scarred with the repeated failures of genesis, it is startling to come across "Glimpse" close to the end of the book:

     "O leaves," Crow sang, trembling, "O leaves—"
 
     The touch of a leaf's edge at his throat
     Guillotined further comment.
 
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