A Short Analysis of Charlotte Mew’s ‘The Farmer’s Bride’

A summary and analysis of Charlotte Mew’s classic poem, written by Dr Oliver Tearle

Charlotte Mew (1869-1928) was admired by writers as diverse as Thomas Hardy, Virginia Woolf, and Ezra Pound. Her poem ‘The Farmer’s Bride’ was first published in The Nation in 1912 and remains one of her most popular poems – even though the name ‘Charlotte Mew’ has not endured the way that those of her admirers, named above, have. Here is ‘The Farmer’s Bride’ along with a brief summary and analysis of it.

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