A Summary and Analysis of Edwin Muir’s ‘The Horses’

By Dr Oliver Tearle (Loughborough University)

‘The Horses’ is one of the best-known and most widely studied poems by the Scottish poet Edwin Muir (1887-1959). The poem (not to be confused with Muir’s early poem ‘Horses’) was published in his 1956 collection One Foot in Eden. You can read ‘The Horses’ here before proceeding to our analysis of the poem below.

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