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The Darkling Thrush

The Darkling Thrush

by Thomas Hardy
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The Darkling Thrush Isolation Quotes

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So little cause for carolingsOf such ecstatic soundWas written on terrestrial things (25-27)


Even the thrush is singing in total isolation. There's no choir of thrushes. He just happens to have a very different philosophy about solitude than our speaker does. Which, quite frankly, is pretty fascinating.

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