Edward Thomas’s Rain Analysis

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Edward Thomas could have avoided enlisting in the World War I. When he enlisted in 1917 he was 39, an acceptable age for someone to not enlist. However he still enlisted in France. The poem “Rain” was written on January the 7th , 1916 during his training. Scenery was Edward Thomas’s biggest inspiration. Poetic devises, analysis of poetic devices, discussion of Thomas’s message will be discussed within the essay. The poem “Rain” is an imagery poem. It describes the solitary that Thomas’s faced while in training.

Edward Thomas described the solitary that he faced in training in the poem Rain. “Rain, midnight rain, nothing but the wild rain/ On this bleak hut, and solitude, and me”(1-2). This is an example of his description of the solitude that he faced. Some literary terms that he used where; hut, bleak, and myriads. Hut refers to an army hut. Bleak means bare, desolate, and cold. Myriads is a large, or infinite number of people or things. These literary terms help paint a picture in this poem. Thomas also used poetic devices to paint an even better picture. Poetic devices is used...

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