Study Guide

Wind What's Up With the Title?

By Ted Hughes

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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