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The Deserted Village | Study Guide

Oliver Goldsmith

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Overview

Author

Oliver Goldsmith

Year Published

1770

Type

Poem

Genre

Economics, Nature

Perspective and Narrator

"The Deserted Village" is narrated in the first person. The speaker reminisces about his childhood village and warns of changes brought about by commercialism.

Tense

"The Deserted Village" is written in the past tense.

About the Title

"The Deserted Village" describes the effects of commercialism on country life as farmland is purchased by the rich, forcing populations of entire villages to leave their rural lives.

Summary

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