Study Guide

Wind What's Up With the Title?

By Ted Hughes

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What's Up With the Title?

Appropriately, this poem about wind is entitled… let's see… "Wind"—no real mystery there.

The title also helps define the poem as a nature poem, focused on examining one specific object—if you can call the wind an object. The poem goes all-in on the one-word subject of its title, exploring everything the wind's doing in both actual and surreal ways. We get to see the wind from all angles, arriving at a deeper conception of its power and meaning, thanks to the poem's intense focus.

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