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This poem is about a church band that plays better than usual when they see this woman and the man playing the viol really takes a shine to her so he belows a strong note at her Thomas Hardys father and grand father used to play in a church band and this had a great impact on Hardys poetry writing There are forteen lines in this poem so therefore it is called a sonnet Each line consists of ten syllables and a simple rhythm is used which is unstressed then stressed A sonnet is a poem that is based around a form of love The first eight lines talk about a romance in the process and the last six lines talk that romance many years later It suggests that when people are younger romance is a common act There was romance because they were more physically attractive rather than now because they are older they are less physically attractive The rhyme scheme of the poem is fairly straightforward it is abba Except for the last verse of the poem which goes abbacc Thomas Hardy likes to use simple rhyme in most of his poems for example Swept the west gallery and caught its row Of music-men with viol book and bow This poem contains a few images an image can produced of the five senses So an image will be of sight sound taste touch and smell This image is of sight She turned in the high pew until her sight Swept the west gallery and caught its row This sight image shows that her beauty is noticed by the church band when she turns around Her beauty has woken up the west gallery and made them alive This next image is of sound A message from his string to her below In this part of the poem the man playing the viol really likes the woman with good looks and plays a
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