Please provide an analysis of the poem "Swifts" by Ted Hughes, including commentary, meaning, images, and metaphors.

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A poetic analysis with commentary is a complex task, and eNotes is not able to provide one for you but can help you along your way.

Poetic analysis considers both poetic elements and poetic techniques. Poetic elements are non-optional aspects of a poem including:

  • structure
  • theme
  • tone
  • poetic speaker
  • mood
  • characters (if there are any)
  • narrative (if there is one: story with start, middle, end)
  • point of view

Poetic techniques are optional aspects of language and imagery a poet may opt to choose including figurative language. Some figurative language and other techniques are:

As to poetic elements, the structure is minimalist free verse . It's...

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