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1

Author

Thomas hardy

2

Story

1st person speaker reflects on a moment when when realised the love was dead in their relationship. They consider what meaning this moment meaning means to them now

3

Themes

Memory, loss of love

4

Tone

Emotionless, neutral

5

Form and structure

Straightforward rhyme- ABBA neutral and simple

Rhythm is inconsistent- echoes rocky relationship

No future tense- there is no future after this

6

Language

Ambiguous words- reflect title “greyish” “a few”

Dead dull and wintery setting- “winter” “white” “starving” “grey” “bitterness” reflecting thoughts on relationship

7

Context

Hardy faced many disappointing personal relationships

Published over 20 years after it was written

Memory, distant from the relationship