A Comparison of the Hawk Image in The Hawk in the Rain and Hawk Roosting

Xiang-na LI


The Hawk in the Rain is Ted Hughes’s first collection of poetry in which the title poem is included. Hawk Roosting appearing in the second book of Ted Hughes is his masterpiece among his animal poems. Both of the hawk image in the above two poems have long been the focus of the critics and poetry reviewers, and they are often discussed separately. However, there must be some differences besides the similarities between the two so that why the same image “hawk” is used twice in Ted’s two important poems can be illustrated. This thesis will focus on this point to discover the meaning of these differences out of their similarities.
Key words: Image Creation, Hawk, Man, Similarities, Differences
Résumé: The Hawk in the Rain publié en 1957 est le premier recueil de poèmes du poète lauréat britannique Ted Hughes, dans lequel se trouve un poème au même titre The Hawk in the Rain. En 1960, il publia son deuxième recueil intitulé Lupercal dans lequel on trouve aussi un poème sur l’aigle- Hawk Roosting. Ces deux poèmes font depuis lontemps l’objet du sujet de discussion des critiques et des amateurs de littérature. En outre, la plupart des discussions sur l’image de l’aigle se font respectivement dans ces deux poèmes. Mais l’auteur pense qu’il y a certainement des causes profondes pour Hughes d’utiliser deux fois la même image pour créer deux poèmes différents dans ses deux recueils consécutivement publiés. Donc, l’exploration de ces raisons doit partir de l’analyse comparative de ces deux poèmes. L’article présent, commençant par l’analyse de leurs ressemblances et différences, étudie la valeur et la signification spécifiques de la même image dans de différents poèmes.
Mots-Clés: image, aigle, homme, ressemblance, différence

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3968/j.css.1923669720070304.007


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