This study guide will help you analyse the poem “The Voice” by Thomas Hardy. We will show you examples of elements in the text that will be relevant for your analysis. In these notes, we will focus on composition, characters and narrator, language and style, rhythm and rhyme, imagery and metaphors, theme and message and perspectives.
Presentation of the poem
Title: “The Voice”
Author: Thomas Hardy
Published in: Poems of 1912-13
Date of Publication: 1914
Thomas Hardy was a British writer. He is mostly famous for his poems, but also for his novels, like “Far From the Madding Crowd” or “Tess of the d’Urbervilles”. “The Voice” is part of a collection inspired by the death of his first wife, Emma Gifford.
Below, you can read an excerpt from our study guide: