James Thomson Poems

James Thomson was an 18th-century British poet who is remembered for a few select poems. He’s one of the sixteen Scottish poets on the Scott Monument on Princes Street in Edinburgh. Some of his poems are ‘The Seasons’ and ‘The Castle of Indolence.’

Hymn on Solitude

by James Thomson

‘Hymn on Solitude’ is separated into five stanzas with differing numbers of lines. The poem has a simple rhyme scheme,

The Rainbow

by James Thomson

In ‘The Rainbow’ Thomson explores themes of the importance, or lack thereof, of science as well as nature, beauty, and

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