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End Summary

This poem describes the place beyond death, where there are no clocks on the wall, no time, no shadows, no light or dark, and no door.

End Analysis

Hughes, though he can be seen at times as a poet of hope, is also at times a poet of despair. Preoccupied with death and dying, Hughes often treated the subject in his poetry. In "End," he gives a brief account of the absences in the place beyond death. Though his description appears neutral—he simply states that there are no clocks, no time, no shadows, and no door—the finality of these descriptors inspires dread.

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