Blenheim Oranges (Gone, Gone Again)

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Analysis of Blenheim Oranges (Gone, Gone Again) by Edward Thomas

This poem was written on 3rd September 1916, while Edward Thomas was resting for a few days, staying at his parents’ home at Balham in London, following a training course. By this time, Thomas had almost certainly decided to apply for a commission and overseas posting, which he felt duty-bound to do, rather than remaining safely in England, even though he believed that to go overseas would offer him nothing other than the assured ending of his own life.


  • No. of Words: 1,421
  • Author: W Lawrance
  • Category: OCR AS F661 Edward Thomas
  • Syllabus(es): OCR
  • Revised and Updated: July 2012
  • Publisher: Great War Literature Publishing LLP

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