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2021, Vol. 3, Issue 4, Part C

Exploring eco-centric poetry of ted Hughes: Nature, humanity and environmental consciousness

Author(s): Hardeep Singh

Ted Hughes, the renowned English poet, was known for his eco-centric poetry that explored themes of nature, humanity, and environmental consciousness. He often portrayed the world of nature as a powerful, elemental force, highlighting the interconnectedness between humans and the environment. His poems often explore the wildness, beauty, and sometimes brutality of nature, emphasizing the need for humans to respect and coexist harmoniously with the natural world. This approach reflects his ecological consciousness and the idea that nature holds intrinsic value beyond its utility to humans. His works vividly depicted the natural world presenting a unique perspective that centered on the external aspect of nature and the interactions between humans and their surroundings. In a sense, his poetry can be regarded as a return to territory, hostility, fierceness, cruel behaviours of animals such as foxes, hawks, horses, jaguars, and crows. It presents the poet’s fascination with creative-destructive forces in nature such as life and death, implicitly suggesting the reader to imagine the thin line between vulgarity and civility. The present paper focusses on the eco-centric themes and the environmental consciousness in the poetry of Ted Hughes. A deep analysis of his poetry has been made to explore Hughes’s portrayal of nature, wildlife and the relationship between humanity and the natural world.

DOI: 10.33545/27068919.2021.v3.i4c.1062

Pages: 273-275 | Views: 72 | Downloads: 23

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Hardeep Singh. Exploring eco-centric poetry of ted Hughes: Nature, humanity and environmental consciousness. Int J Adv Acad Stud 2021;3(4):273-275. DOI: 10.33545/27068919.2021.v3.i4c.1062
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