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  • March (April 1914)
    • 'Now I know that spring will come again'
      • Symbolising the end of war - they thought that war would be over by Christmas.
      • Certainty of spring shows passion and longing for better days
    • 'Perhaps tomorrow'
      • Faith that something will happen but no idea when or how - blind faith.
    • 'cold burning // of hail and wind'
      • oxymoron - cold burning - shows his emotional termoil
      • enjambment creates a pause which implies that Thomas can't think properly in the wind and hail.
    • 'the primroses // torn by the hail'
      • something delicate is destroyed by nature - showing that nature has a dark side
      • enjambment symbolises the destruction - even the poem is broken
    • 'sun filled earth'
      • happiness filling life
      • links to his depression - the sun is joy
    • 'the mighty sun wept tears of joy'
      • nature feels emotions too - therefore, we shouldn't be destroying it
        • Thomas may have wrote this because he felt war was destroying nature - to a 21st century reader it could be to do with global warming.
      • personification of the sun
    • 'quiet as the primoses'
      • simile - delicate and ascetically pleasing
      • nature imitating other nature - all interconnected - we have removed ourselves from nature
    • 'cared not what they sang or screamed'
      • oxymoron - nature is so wide a diverse, it cannot be classified by humans
    • 'hoarse or sweet or fierce or soft'
      • polysyndetic - Thomas understands that there are so many options - so much life of different variations


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