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Fern Hill

The poem “Fern Hill” by Dylan Thomas is the poet’s musing on the innocence and wonder of his childhood at Fern Hill farm and the requisite shift from innocence to experience. The poem has six...

Latest answer posted March 12, 2020, 5:47 pm (UTC)

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Fern Hill

The poem discusses a carefree and joyful childhood, where time doesn't seem to matter, the sun shines, and life is easy. However, the last line states, "Time held me green and dying/though I...

Latest answer posted December 7, 2008, 6:48 am (UTC)

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Fern Hill

“Fern Hill” is a poem by Dylan Thomas. In this poem, the poet reminisces about his childhood. We can see that in the first line, which reads “as I was young,” a clear indication of the fact that...

Latest answer posted March 12, 2020, 2:01 pm (UTC)

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Fern Hill

In “Fern Hill,” Thomas sentimentally recalls his childhood with longing. The poem is filled with nostalgia—a wistful longing for a happier time and place in the past—and told the perspective of an...

Latest answer posted July 3, 2021, 6:24 pm (UTC)

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Welsh poet Dylan Thomas's 1945 poem captures the experience of moving from youth and innocence to age and experience. In the first five stanzas, the speaker describes his carefree youth in a...

Latest answer posted November 10, 2019, 10:40 pm (UTC)

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There is no really simple answer to this. On the one hand, no experience is universal. The poem is written in English, describes a pastoral British childhood, and has specific references to the...

Latest answer posted October 24, 2015, 3:20 pm (UTC)

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Fern Hill

Generally, the tone of a speaker is found by closely examining the diction and syntax in a piece of writing. In Dylan Thomas' "Fern Hill," studying the diction in the poem (the word choice, in...

Latest answer posted February 24, 2016, 11:18 pm (UTC)

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Fern Hill

In "Fern Hill," Dylan Thomas presents us with a blissful, carefree vision of childhood, a demi-paradise in which a young boy roams around at will, enjoying all the wonders and delights that the...

Latest answer posted July 8, 2021, 7:34 am (UTC)

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Fern Hill

The speaker in “Fern Hills” nostalgically celebrates his childhood as a sacred of time of life, more divine than his current state as an adult. During the four stanzas, he focuses on how blessed he...

Latest answer posted July 2, 2021, 4:37 pm (UTC)

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This might help get you started. Both deal with man's relationship to nature and time. Both concern childhood experiences that are narrated by older speakers. Both speakers undergo a change: in...

Latest answer posted June 19, 2011, 11:19 am (UTC)

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