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Analysis of Tears by Edward Thomas

This poem was written in January 1915, before Edward Thomas enlisted, and at this point in time, he had a severely sprained ankle and was confined to home. He occupied his time writing poetry, which was typed up for him by fellow poet, Eleanor Farjeon, whom he had met in November 1912. The two had immediately formed a close friendship which, for Eleanor soon blossomed into love, although she always remained silent upon the subject, fearing that, if she revealed her true feelings to Edward Thomas, he – as a married man – would feel duty bound to terminate their friendship.

  • No. of Words: 1,540
  • 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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