A Short Analysis of T. E. Hulme’s ‘Autumn’

Despite my traditionalist views on rhyme and metre in poetry I personally find this to be an exceptionally well crafted short form and have no hesitation in recommending it as an example to be admired and followed.

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A summary of a classic modernist poem

‘Autumn’ by T. E. Hulme (1883-1917) is arguably the first modern poem in the English language. Written in 1908, it shows something different from the poetry being written by the Georgian poets such as Rupert Brooke and John Drinkwater, or the surviving ‘Victorian’ poets such as Thomas Hardy. Here is this short gem of a poem, with a few comments on it, that are designed to serve as preliminary analysis of its form, meaning, and imagery.

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