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What is the poetic style of Thomas Hardy?

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meemoo1986 | Student, Undergraduate | eNotes Newbie

Posted December 24, 2008 at 10:09 PM via web

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What is the poetic style of Thomas Hardy?

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morrol | High School Teacher | (Level 1) Associate Educator

Posted December 26, 2008 at 4:40 AM (Answer #1)

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One major theme in Thomas Hardy's poetry is his realization and regret that he has turned away from what he considers the most important things in life. His poetry has a tone of deep regret. The style of his writing is blunt and straight forward. He was not a Romantic poet who rhapsodized about the beauty of nature. He was a fatalist and a realist who spoke simply about man's futility. Hardy was unconcerned about critics when he wrote his poetry. He was already a wildly successful novelist, and he wrote his poetry is celebration of his own talent. His simple, beautiful style expresses his own disappointments tragically and beautifully.

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