By Dr Oliver Tearle Edward Thomas’s poem ‘Rain’ was written in 1916, while Thomas was fighting in the trenches. What follows is the poem, followed by a brief analysis of some of its language, motifs, and images.
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The best poems by Edward Thomas (1878-1917) selected by Dr Oliver Tearle Edward Thomas was a master of the short poem. Variously labelled a ‘Georgian poet’ and a ‘war poet‘, he was really a little of both of these, and yet not quite either of them. In a brief flurry of […]
An introduction to a classic Edward Thomas poem with an analysis of its meaning Like much of the poetry written by Edward Thomas (1878-1917), ‘Tall Nettles’ takes a small and specific detail from nature and describes it in clear, plain language. Here is the poem, along with some comments on […]
A short introduction to the poem ‘Thaw’ by Edward Thomas (1878-1917), written by Dr Oliver Tearle ‘Thaw’ is one of the shortest poems Edward Thomas wrote, and he was a master of the short poem. In a brief flurry of poetic creativity between late 1914 and his death in 1917, […]
A short introduction to the poem ‘Adlestrop’ by Edward Thomas – written by Dr Oliver Tearle The latest in our series of short analyses of short poems takes Edward Thomas’s ‘Adlestrop’ as its subject. Before we get to the analysis, then, here is the wonderful sixteen-line poem, which was once […]