Quick question on a line from a poem?

January 8th, 2014 by Emily

Question: Swift question on a line from a poem?
Read this line from “The Darkling Thrush” by Thomas Hardy.

The wind his death-lament

This line uses imagery that addresses
a) touch and sight.
b) touch and sound.

I can’t decide. And could you give me an explanation of the one you selected because I’m not understanding this question. Thanks!

Best answer:

Answer by Robin
I would guess sound, because you can hear the wind, but not see it.

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One Comment on “Quick question on a line from a poem?”

  1. Janko says:

    It helps to know that the persona of this poem is outdoors on a blustery winter day after the sun has set when “all mankind that haunted nigh / Had sought their household fires.” Thus he can both hear the wind (the “death-lament”) and feel it, since a wind strong enough to make a howling noise is definitely strong enough to feel on one’s skin.

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