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.

Give your answer to this question below!

No related posts.

Related posts brought to you by Yet Another Related Posts Plugin.

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.

Leave a New Comment

Please leave these two fields as-is:

Protected by Invisible Defender. Showed 403 to 116,900 bad guys.