Analysis of Rain by Edward Thomas
This is a complex and complicated poem which requires some fairly detailed understanding of the poet’s background and his sensibilities, as well as the concept that someone who is suffering from depression – as Thomas frequently did – does not see things from the same perspective as others might. Depression takes many forms: Winston Churchill used to call his a “black dog”, which seems a bizarre, even slightly friendly description for something that is so consuming and destructive.
- No. of Words: 1,921
- Author: W Lawrance
- Category: OCR AS F661 Edward Thomas and AQA LTA1B World War One Literature
- Syllabus(es): OCR and AQA
- Revised and Updated: July 2012
- Publisher: Great War Literature Publishing LLP