The Imagery of Landscape in the Poetry of the First World War: From Rupert Brooke to Edward Thomas

At the turn of the nineteenth century, and the start of the ‘War to end all Wars’, there was a rise in an exclusive kind of poetry, born in the suffering hands of the ‘War poet’. He is often seen in a state of despair, and combines the peaceful scenes of the preceding century with … Read moreThe Imagery of Landscape in the Poetry of the First World War: From Rupert Brooke to Edward Thomas

‘Memory and Writing’ in the Poetry of Thomas Hardy and Edward Thomas

‘In my memory / Again and again I see it strangely dark / And vacant of a life but just withdrawn.’ Edward Thomas’s The Chalk Pit suggests a number of ways of considering the correlation between memory and writing. The line is at once visually stimulating and ‘strangely dark.’ It communicates an emptiness or absence … Read more‘Memory and Writing’ in the Poetry of Thomas Hardy and Edward Thomas