Analysis of A Private by Edward Thomas
The title of this poem is interesting since it gives the nameless subject anonymity – he could be any one of the thousands of dead privates currently lying in unknown graves in France.
The subject being a ploughman is representative of Thomas’s beloved countryside – a common theme in his poetry which is repeated in the later poem As the Team’s Head-Brass.
- No. of Words: 463
- Author: W Lawrance
- Category: OCR AS F661 Edward Thomas
- Syllabus(es): OCR
- Revised and Updated: July 2012
- Publisher: Great War Literature Publishing LLP