Thomas Hardy

Thomas Hardy

Thomas Hardy is remembered today for novels such as Jude the Obscure and Tess of the d’Urbervilles. But, there is a wealth of content to explore in his masterful poetry. Read more about Thomas Hardy.

The Five Students

by Thomas Hardy

In ‘The Five Students’ The Speaker employs the metaphor of changing seasons to indicate the inexorable passage of time as five people journey through life.

The Old Workman

by Thomas Hardy

‘The Old Workman’ by Thomas Hardy is a six-stanza poem with an AABB rhyme scheme. The poem can be seen as a metaphor for a parent caring for a child.

The Phantom Horsewoman

by Thomas Hardy

‘The Phantom Horsewoman’ by Thomas Hardy describes a man plagued by a reoccurring vision of a lost “horsewoman” throughout every moment of his life.

The Voice

by Thomas Hardy

‘The Voice’ was written after Thomas Hardy’s wife died in 1912. It was published in Poems 1912–13, an elegiac sequence that responds to Emma’s death.

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