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To an Athlete Dying Young | Study Guide

A. E. Housman

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Overview

Author

A. E. Housman

Year Published

1896

Type

Poem

Genre

Argument, Fiction

Perspective and Narrator

In "To an Athlete Dying Young," the speaker discusses the athlete using second-person pronouns and the townspeople using first-person plural pronouns.

Tense

"To an Athlete Dying Young" begins in the past tense, switches to the present tense, and ends in the future tense.

About the Title

"To an Athlete Dying Young" is an ode to an athlete who has died young and at the height of his powers.

Summary

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