Wind by Ted Hughes

Wind by Ted Hughes
1st Stanza
Pathetic Fallacy: the winds crashing through the darkness
'night' - storm has been taking place for a long time - Metaphore
Extreme weather and personification "Winds stampeding the fields"
2nd Stanza
Depicting imagery: "Till day rose; then under an orange sky"
The 'hills had new places' wind was strong enough to move the hills
"Emerald" - a precious stone, could be representing the strength of the wind
Simile and Personification: "Flexing like the lens of a mad eye"
'Wielded' - the word wield suggests that the wind was so strong it could move things / bend things
4th Stanza
'The fields quivering' - personification
'the skyline grimace' - not nice weather / cloudy weather :|
'bent like a iron bar slowly' - simile to show the strength and force of the wind
5th Stanza
verse 1 and 2; imagery of the wind going to shatter the house. the isea of the wind is making a 'ringing' noise around the house
'Our hearts' metaphor
6th Stanza
'Blazing' showing a contrast between the fire and the wind
'roots of the house move' - personification - suggesting that the wind is angry because it actually want to destroy
Context
Hughes was born in 1930 and grew up around farms in Yorkshire
His wife and partner both killed themselves, yet Huges couldn't get himself to continue writing after the death of his partner Assia Wevill
Ted Hughes frequently wrote about the mixture of beauty and violence
Subject
Poem is about how extreme weather can make modern man feel frightened
The wind may be a metaphor for the power of creativity
Attitude
Tone
Excitement
Awe
Anticipation
Style
Packed with Sensual Imagery, metaphor, simile and personification
Every line has a strong, vivid image in it
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