by Dylan Thomas
Fern Hill Questions
Bring on the tough stuff - there’s not just one right answer.
- This guy's all talk and no walk. There is a lot of description in this poem, but not much action. Why do you think Dylan Thomas focused so much on describing the setting in his poem?
- What's with all the colors in the poem? Why so much green and gold? Is that supposed to symbolize something?
- Do you believe youth is the only time you can be "green and carefree?" Do we automatically lose that "ease" as we grow older?
- What did the speaker in "Fern Hill" mean when he said he "sang in his chains"? And how in the world is that like the sea?
- How does "Fern Hill" compare to Robert Frost's poem "Nothing Gold Can Stay"? Are these poems similar in any way? How are they different?
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