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"Fern Hill"

Date Submitted: 08/27/2001 18:25:07
Category: / Arts & Humanities
Length: 9 pages (2400 words)
Dylan Thomas' "Fern Hill" celebrates the simplicity of childhood, and yet is written in a complexity of language and symbols which aligns him with other modernist poets. Thomas uses an intricate pattern of repetition and sounds to create images of a bygone age of innocence that disappeared before the narrator could even realize what was happening. By examining this different form of verse that Thomas uses, and looking at the themes and imagery of "Fern …
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