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Analysis of Melancholy by Edward Thomas

The title of this poem is fairly self-explanatory in one sense: the meaning of the word “melancholy” being a deep and long-lasting sadness. This emotion exemplifies Edward Thomas’s depressive moods, which could overwhelm him. At these times, he would often take himself off into the countryside for days at a time, leaving his family with no idea of his whereabouts, or when he would be likely to return.


  • No. of Words: 1,539
  • 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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