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Wind by Ted Hughes

Summary: In his poem "Wind," Ted Hughes describes a menacing storm that strikes a house in a deserted, unpopulated area and the storm's destructive effect on the land. His use of personification, similes, metaphors, alliteration, and creative imagery creates an atmosphere of danger in the wake of nature's fury that inevitably evolves into an atmosphere of defeat and helplessness.
George Brighten 3C01

Discuss a poem you have studied and explain how effective the images, metaphors and similes were in helping you understand the poem.

"Wind" is a poem by Ted Hughes about a menacing storm that proceeds to strike a house in a deserted, unpopulated area of land and about its destructive effect on the land. Hughes uses effective personification, similes, metaphors, alliteration and some creative imagery to create an atmosphere of danger; then as the poem progresses, to create an atmosphere of defeat and helplessness. Hughes tells us that no human is strong enough to withstand the sheer power of nature and that nature is an incredible aspect of the universe.

Hughes starts off the poem in stanza 1 by setting the scene and describing the storm and its fierce actions; to help describe this catastrophe Hughes uses a number of metaphors. Hughes begins by...

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