‘The Table’ as a Representation of the Collection as a Whole

‘The Table’ is a poem in the ‘Birthday Letters’ collection, which contains eight-eight poems detailing the life Sylvia Plath and Ted Hughes had together before Plath’s untimely death. In particular, ‘The Table’ is a poem about the writing desk Ted Hughes made for his then wife, Sylvia Plath, which ended up unlocking all of her … Read more‘The Table’ as a Representation of the Collection as a Whole

Comparative Analysis of the poems “The Horses” and “The Thought Fox”

In Hughes’s poetry, “racial memory, animal instinct and poetic imagination all flow into one another with an exact sensuousness” – Seamus Heaney “The Horses” and “The Thought-Fox” are two of Hughes’s most powerfully symbolic poems, introducing the author’s extensive examination of the rational actions of humans as compared to the instinctual actions of animals. It … Read moreComparative Analysis of the poems “The Horses” and “The Thought Fox”

Robert Frost and Ted Hughes: Journeys in “Out, Out,” “Daffodils,” and “Red”

By embracing the concept of a journey, we frequently reach our destination with a greater understanding of ourselves and current surroundings. After scrutinizing the concept of journeys it has become self evident that our lives can be quite capricious so it is crucial to value the insignificant things in life that we often take for … Read moreRobert Frost and Ted Hughes: Journeys in “Out, Out,” “Daffodils,” and “Red”