© 2015 Shmoop University, Inc. All rights reserved.
The Darkling Thrush

The Darkling Thrush

by

Thomas Hardy

 Table of Contents

The Darkling Thrush Isolation Quotes

How we cite our quotes: Citations follow this format: (Line)

Quote #4

So little cause for carolings
Of such ecstatic sound
Was 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.

People who Shmooped this also Shmooped...

Advertisement
Noodle's College Search
Noodle's College Search
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement