Analysis: Second Glance at a Jaguar by Ted Hughes

Much of Ted Hughes’s early animal poetry is an attempt to capture the ‘Real’ in nature. Here he is not concerned with the effect of nature on man’s sensibilities but with ‘the thing itself’. One of his most successful poems in this respect is Second Glance at a Jaguar. The poem literally gets under the… Continue reading Analysis: Second Glance at a Jaguar by Ted Hughes

Audio: Ted Hughes and Sylvia Plath, A Marriage

Diane Middlebrook, the author of Hughes and Plath: A Marriage, discusses her book, and the influence that these two great poets had on each other and their work, in a podcast produced by Stanford University. It’s well worth listening to for an understanding of the context of their poetry, as well as providing an insight… Continue reading Audio: Ted Hughes and Sylvia Plath, A Marriage