Linguistics and Literature Studies Vol. 4(1), pp. 57 - 60
DOI: 10.13189/lls.2016.040109
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Tess's Laments

Katarzyna Mosionek *
Department of English, Maria Curie-Skłodowska University, Poland


Thomas Hardy is considered one of the most important and inspiring writers of the turn of the century. The key to his writing is authenticity. Hardy was seized by an impulse, a sudden or recollected emotion which he always tried to preserve in writing. Various emotions ranging from sadness to joy, melancholy to compassion are the canvas for his creative power. Hardy once said that "a poet should express the emotion of all the ages and the thought of his own". So in his own thought he tells the story of grief in Tess's Lament – the poem and Tess of the d'Urbervilles – the novel. Therefore, in my paper I will analyse the sense of loss and the accompanying feeling of grief in these two works of Thomas Hardy.

Thomas Hardy, Lament, Loss, Grief

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