The originality of his work makes categorization difficult.
In his life he avoided becoming involved with literary groups or movements, and unlike other prominent writers of the 1930s—such as W. Auden and , for example—he had little use for socialistic ideas in his art.
Although the poem may represent the romantic period with innocence, the poem has much more volume and meaning when you look at it closely.
The poem first opens up with, “Now as I was young and easy...,” line 1.
The poem Fern Hill is one of his many poems about innocence.
The poem discusses a carefree and joyful childhood in the first part and then turns to an agonizing awakening into adulthood at the end.
The poem was written to resemble Thomas’s childhood at his aunt’s house when he was a kid.
The poem also weaves in a lot of imagery and symbolism with its six stanzas, nine lines per stanza, and unusual meter.
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