Ishfaq Hussain Bhat
Department Of English
University Of Kashmir
“Until one has loved an animal a part of one’s soul remains unawakened.”
Edward James Hughes (1930-1998) was one of the most prominent poets of the twentieth century. Ted Hughes poetic landscape was far removed from the urbane witticisms that so characterized the poetry of Modern period. The publication of his poems like “The Hawk In The Rain,”(1957) “Crow : From The Life And The Songs Of The Crow” (1970) etc., replete with the tendency of celebrating the animal world lead to a stirring within modern poetry itself .It is this feature of his poetry which makes him a rebel in his own way : inventing a novel poetic idiom surcharged by the force of his poetic vision . The paper aims to study Ted Hughes’ poetic vision highlighting his fascination with the animal world-the feature which makes him a standout poet in the history of English literature.
Keywords: Modernism, rebel, poetic vision, animal world, stubborn and unfashionable style.