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