Difficult concepts, both intellectually and emotionally, are communicated in accessible, readable terms. Like so many of the poems, the awareness and understanding displayed are simultaneously life-enhancing, and humbling. John Moat Art is the mediatress between, and reconciler of, nature and man.
Animal Mythology Analysis A six stanza poem, all quatrains, with one or two full end rhymes and hints of slant rhyme here and there. There is no set metre in US meter but through careful use of punctuation and enjambment where one line runs into another without losing the sense the rhythms of the fox as it moves onto the page come through.
Set in the present, this poem entices the reader in to an intimate midnight world that is not quite real and not quite imagination. The poet, the speaker, is all alone near the window with just the clock ticking.
In his mind there are stirrings, something else is alive and very close but it is deep within the interior, perhaps in the subconscious, almost an abstract entity. The only way to coax it out is with words, conscious living words.
Just what is this person up to as they move from the mind to the real world and back again? The atmosphere is pregnant with anticipation in the first two stanzas.
Something is entering the loneliness but the reader isn't given explicit details, in fact, this is not an objective look at a fox at all. This fox, this hybrid thought-fox, is subjected to the quiet will of the poet who slowly but surely draws the fox out of the imagination and onto the page in an almost magical fashion.
Further Analysis The Thought-Fox touches on the mystery of creation and brings to the reader the idea that the act of creating, in this case the writing of a poem, is sparked by something beyond time and space.
The first two stanzas set the scene. They suggest that within the loneliness and darkness is a life process, an energy that exists and moves instinctively into time. It has no form or shape or consciousness at this moment.
The poet has to write it into reality. The alliterative soft consonant m is gentle and similar to the first line of the The Windhover by Gerard Manley Hopkins and compliments the repeated loneliness, the deeper within darkness.
Note too the long vowels that stretch out time as the consciousness awakens. In the third stanza the soft consonant d and skilfully placed punctuation, help keep the pace and rhythm slow. The reader knows something is about to appear but is uncertain until line 2 when the fox's nose manifests, smelling a twig, a leaf in the imaginary forest.
This is a wonderful image. The dark snow is the blank page; the poetic energy is about to be released, is being released. But both silence and solitude are necessary for the words to form, for the fox to make progress. Ted Hughes chose to use the fox as the poetic impulse because it was a creature close to his heart, a symbolic guide.
The flow and rhythm of the latter part of the poem capture the silky movements, the light measured skips, the quick trot of the now lively fox.Langston Hughes () was the first black writer in America to earn his living from. See more The Langston Hughes Reader: The Selected Writ Email to friends Share on Facebook - opens in a new window or tab Share on Twitter - opens in a new window or tab Share on Pinterest - opens in a new window or leslutinsduphoenix.com Rating: % positive.
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Ted Hughes chose to use the fox as the poetic impulse because it was a creature close to his heart, a symbolic guide. The flow and rhythm of the latter part of the poem capture the silky movements, the light measured skips, the quick trot of the now lively fox.