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  • The Voice
    • A man's guilt and longing for his dead wife, his constant hearing of her voice implies this
    • Hardy uses a 1st person narrative as he addresses his wife
      • Although in the final stanza the narrative changes to 3rd person
    • Hardy uses ghostly imagery; such as the wind and past experiences
    • Hardy uses 4 stanzas with a rhythmic structure which relates to the heartbeat, which is disrupted in the final stanza
    • Hardy uses alliteration and the use of effective sounds
    • Hardy makes the poem memorable through the ghostly feel
      • ' you call to me,call to me,'


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