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Fern Hill Dylan Thomas walk down Memory LaneDylan Thomas Fern Hill can be interpreted as mans biggest desire to be a child once again In Fern Hill the writer talks about the glorious days of his youth and also his struggles with accepting old age and death In this poem the writer takes the reader along on a detailed exploration of his childhood memories The struggle to accept and respect times rhythms and cycles turns and limits can affect everyone as indicated by this poem Thomas explains the bitter feelings of reality finally hitting you and causing you to realize that the carefree childhood must end through time and age The writer realizes that his childhood is gone and that he can only look forward to growing old and dying now Feeling the loss of his precious childhood he uses countless detailed examples to urge the readers to take into consideration the importance and the true joy and happiness of childhood The readers are asked to cherish their childhood memories with the help of many literary techniques cleverly used in this poem such as the usage of symbolism and imagery The readers are able to feel his happiness throughout the journey through his memories Readers also feel his struggle to understand why time can decide the length of his life The first aspect of the poem to be talked about is the beautiful characteristics of childhood as revealed by Thomas in his memories of childhood As the poem begins the readers see an aging man who is possibly turning bald The writer shares with the readers the vision he sees in his mind of himself as a young boy on his familys farm The writer as a young boy was green and carefree famous among the barns 10 and had the trees and leaves trail with daisies and barley down the rivers of the windfall light 7-9 The readers see what he is thinking about
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