Analysis of The Darkling Thrush by Thomas Hardy Thomas Hardy is reputed to have written The Darkling Thrush on New Year s Eve, , at the dawn of a new century It commences in the personal, subjective mode, but the poet s feelings and mood are suggested by his observations of nature, rather than by direct statements. Song thrush The song thrush Turdus philomelos is a thrush that breeds across much of Eurasia.It has brown upperparts and black spotted cream or buff underparts and has three recognised subspecies.Its distinctive song, which has repeated musical phrases, has frequently been referred to in poetry. The song thrush breeds in forests, gardens and parks, and is partially migratory with many birds wintering Turning the Century With Thomas Hardy Digital Collections Turning the Century With Thomas Hardy by James K Chandler t the turn of the last century, Thomas Hardy was still stinging from the public reception of Jude the Obscure , which told the story of a young working class man thwarted in his quest for a university education Hostile critical response led Hardy to swear off the writing of fiction altogether, thus cutting short the marvelous Thomas Hardy Poems, Biography, Quotes Poetry Thomas Hardy own life wasn t similar to his stories He was born on the Egdon Heath, in Dorset, near Dorchester His father was a master mason and building contractor. Bluebird Bluebirds are attracted to platform bird feeders, filled with grubs of the darkling beetle, sold by many online bird product wholesalers as mealworms.Bluebirds will also eat raisins soaked in water. Thomas Hardy Poetry Foundation One of the most renowned poets and novelists in English literary history, Thomas Hardy was born in in the English village of Higher Bockhampton in the county of Dorset He died in at Max Gate, a house he built for himself and his first wife, Emma Lavinia Gifford, in Dorchester, a few miles from his birthplace Hardy s youth was influenced by the musicality of his father, a Robert Burns Poems Everyone Should Read Interesting The best Robert Burns poems and some interesting facts about them Robert Burns wrote many classic poems and songs, so whittling down Thomas Hardy Literary Criticism LiteraryHistory Online literary criticism for Thomas Hardy Thomas Hardy A selective list of online literary criticism for the English Victorian novelist and poet Thomas Hardy, favoring signed articles by recognized scholars and articles published in peer reviewed sources The Woodlanders Summary eNotes The Woodlanders Homework Help Questions What is a chapter summary of Hardy s The Woodlanders Chapter I Percomb, a barber, gets a ride from Mrs Dollery to Little Hintock. Neutral Tones by Thomas Hardy Poetry Foundation One of the most renowned poets and novelists in English literary history, Thomas Hardy was born in in the English village of Higher Bockhampton in the county of Dorset.