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During Wind And Rain Analysis

Author: poem of Thomas Hardy Type: poem Views: 57

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They sing their dearest songs --

He, she, all of them -- yea,

Treble and tenor and bass,

And one to play;

With the candles mooning each face....

Ah, no; the years O!

How the sick leaves reel down in throngs!

They clear the creeping moss --

Elders and juniors -- aye,

Making the pathways neat

And the garden gay;

And they build a shady seat....

Ah, no; the years, the years;

See, the white storm-birds wing across!

They are blithely breakfasting all --

Men and maidens -- yea,

Under the summer tree,

With a glimpse of the bay,

While pet fowl come to the knee....

Ah, no; the years O!

And the rotten rose is ript from the wall.

They change to a high new house,

He, she, all of them -- aye,

Clocks and carpets and chairs

On the lawn all day,

And brightest things that are theirs....

Ah, no; the years, the years;

Down their carved names the rain-drop ploughs.


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‘During Wind and Rain’ opens with a picture of a family enjoying an evening of entertainment in candle-light.
In the first stanza one family member plays an instrument, probably a piano, while the rest take their turn to sing in various voice styles.
Hardy describes how the faces in the candle-light seem round and bright like the moon.
It is a cosy scene of a family enjoying a winter’s evening at home.
Hardy speaks in conversational style e.g. ‘yea’. He seems kind in his attitude towards the family he is describing. An example of this is the word ‘dearest’.
This pleasant picture ends with a rather shocking image of a stormy autumn scene with crowds of sick leaves falling off trees. This image of falling leaves stands for the passing of time and death. The word ‘throng’ connects the leaves with people.
In the second stanza, Hardy pictures the family working together in the garden. They get rid of moss, tidy paths, add colour and make a seat in a shade.
It is a joyful scene of a family working together on a spring day. The family remove the signs of winter and prepare the garden for summer.
There seem to be both adults and children in this image, elders and juniors as he calls them.
The stanza ends with the disturbing image of wild geese crossing the sky. These geese stand for winter and the end of the year. They are also a sign of time passing and death. thus they form a contrast with the happy scene.
In the third stanza, Hardy pictures the family having breakfast together in the garden. The picture is very pleasant, with nice scenery of a bay and pet birds around the family.
The family seem to have grown up, because the boys and girls are referred to as men and maidens instead of ‘juniors’.
It is obviously a cheerful scene from a summer morning.
The stanza ends with the disturbing image of the powerful wind tearing a rotted rose from the garden wall. The wind and rotten rose are signs of time passing and death.
In the fourth and final stanza, Hardy reveals a scene of the family moving house.
The house contents are on the garden, awaiting removal to the new house.
The new house and the fact that their things are bright show that the family has become wealthier. They seem happy together at the prospect of the move.
The stanza ends with the very disturbing image of the family buried in a grave where the raindrops fall on their carved names on the headstone.
Eslam Elmasry

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