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Thought Fox By Ted Hughes

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on 27 November 2014

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Transcript of Thought Fox By Ted Hughes

Ted Hughes
"Set neat prints into the snow"
He repeats the word "now" which is an example of repetition. It is a repetition which emphasizes the phrase.

In the poem, he shows that inspiration can come from anything because he drifts away into a dream. This is shown when he says "I imagine the midnight moment's forest."
Thought Fox By Ted Hughes
Process of creating poems is almost unconscious

literal meaning of a fox walking and the symbolic value of writing a poem

The Poem: Thought-Fox
The prints are symbolic of the ink and the snow the paper
Emotive Language
Emotion of struggling

His life was both distressing and happy and so he wrote his poems to express these emotions (Complex relationship with his first wife)

"Sudden Sharp"
The last line of the last stanza is a short sentence that says "the page is printed."
Thank you for Watching
The movements of the fox

Relates to his emotions when struggling to write a poem

The poem is an example of meta-poetry
The night is a metaphor for the darkness of the poet’s imagination

“cold, delicately as the dark snow”.

A range of punctuation

Broken into quatrains showing a distinct structure

Used to piece together the different stages of the thought process:

Last stanza, finishing of the poem

5th Stanza, the development and finishing of the idea

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