Illustration of a dark blue songbird in a tree on barren-looking land, but the bird appears to be thinking about blue sky and green tundra

The Darkling Thrush

by Thomas Hardy
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What is Hardy's philosophy of life as an embodied in The Darkling Thrush?

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THe speaker's weariness in the Poem mirrors Hardy's own. Hardy constantly wrote about his despair for humanities future. THis is represented in the poem by the speaker's search for meaning. Hardy believed the world was doomed because of the industrial age, something he saw as poison to the arts and...

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THe speaker's weariness in the Poem mirrors Hardy's own. Hardy constantly wrote about his despair for humanities future. THis is represented in the poem by the speaker's search for meaning. Hardy believed the world was doomed because of the industrial age, something he saw as poison to the arts and to his own way of living. He shows this in the poem by the speakers lack of connectedness with the present.

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