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'Under a shower of bird-notes': R. S. Thomas's elegiac poems for Elsi (2014)
Journal Article
Kennedy, D. (2014). 'Under a shower of bird-notes': R. S. Thomas's elegiac poems for Elsi. English, 63(243), 296-312. https://doi.org/10.1093/english/efu018

It has been customary to see elegies by male poets as exceptional rather than typical poems. W. H. Auden wrote that ‘Poets seem to be more generally successful at writing elegies than at any other literary genre’. Peter Sacks reads Milton’s ‘Lycidas’... Read More about 'Under a shower of bird-notes': R. S. Thomas's elegiac poems for Elsi.