Thomas Hardy Essay | The Theme of Loss in Two Thomas Hardy Poems

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The Theme of Loss in Two Thomas Hardy Poems

Summary: Thomas Hardy wrote both "I Found Her Out There" and "The Haunter" about Emma, his beloved, deceased wife. Hardy wrote the former poem with a wild quality, in an attempt to calm his intense emotions at Emma's departure. He wrote the latter poem with a softer, more feminine quality, to reassure himself that Emma has forgiven him for having neglecting her in life.
Compare and contrast any two of Hardy's poems. The poems should be of a similar theme.

Both "I Found Her Out There" and "The Haunter" are poems about Emma, Hardy's beloved deceased wife. While the former is an attempt to calm his intense emotions at Emma's departure, the latter is written to reassure himself that his beloved forgives him for neglecting her in life.

In "I Found Her Out There", Hardy uses a simple and regular rhyme scheme in each stanza to express love for Emma. Thus, the rhythm in each stanza turns out to be regular and simple, generally constant throughout the whole poem. This seems like Hardy's proclamation of his strong love for Emma. He indicates that this love is undiminished in any way - even with her departure- just like the constant rhythm. However, there is a slight...

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