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Please give a critical analysis of Thomas Hardy's poem "The Going."

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"The Going" by Thomas Hardy is one of his many poems that he wrote after the death of his first wife, Emma, and his subsequent feelings of loss and grief after she died. The poem begins with the speaker addressing the person who has gone complaining that she never gave him any hint that she was planning on going, and that she was leaving to go "Where I could not follow." The rest of the poem focuses on the speaker's various regrets and sadness that he is now unable to do so many things with her now that she has left. The final...

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