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Afterwards

Afterwards

  

by Thomas Hardy

Analysis: Tough-O-Meter

(3) Base Camp

There's a lot going on in this poem as far as poetic diction and figurative language, but once you get past the tough vocabulary words like "postern," it's a pretty accessible poem. You don't need to be a critical genius to get a lot out of it – just a careful and attentive reader.

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