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The poem entitled The Darkling Thrush written by Thomas Hardy has a very appealing connotation The work can be separated into two parts the dismal part pertaining to the beginning of winter and the second part focusing on one small aspect of good in all of the dismal surrounding it The general idea of the poem is that the dismal winter is approaching but there are some incidences of goodness in this depressing time The first part can be sectioned into the first and second stanzas The poem opens with I leant upon a coppice gate This is the moment when the author enters the small wood and begins to narrate his thoughts and feelings The next line lines two and three talk about The frost was specter-gray and winters dregs made desolate This describes that the author feels that during this season the idea of frost and no greenery makes the winter a very desolate season The fourth line is very interesting It states The weakening eye of day This displays that during the winter the time of day shortens The author relates this shortening of daylight to the weakening of the eye Lines seven and eight also help to describe the desolates of the winter months It states And all mankindsought their household fires This line suggests that the narrator views the summer months as a time of friendliness and togetherness During the winter months people close up and seek their homes for warmth The second stanza which is also considered to be in the first part of the poem depicts the death of the winter months Lines nine and ten seem to convey this thought most clearly It states The lands sharp features seem to be the centurys corpse These lines explain that the beautiful and detailed features of the land seem to be dead The third stanza is where everything seems to turn around As the narrator seems to be
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