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The Darkling Thrush | Study Guide

Thomas Hardy

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Overview

Author

Thomas Hardy

Year Published

1900

Type

Poem

Genre

Nature

Perspective and Narrator

"The Darkling Thrush" is narrated from the first-person point of view of an unnamed speaker.

Tense

"The Darkling Thrush" is narrated in the past tense.

About the Title

The title "The Darkling Thrush" refers to the frail, old bird that surprises the speaker while he walks at dusk on a winter evening. The speaker had been feeling depressed, but the little thrush exudes a sense of hope that alters the speaker's state of mind.

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