Vol. 1, Issue 3 (2016)
Rhetorical figures as embellishing faculties of Ted Hughes’ compositions
Author(s): A. Fredrick Ruban, Dr. Helen Unius Backiavathy
Abstract: The research paper titled “Rhetorical Figures as Embellishing Faculties of Ted Hughes’ Compositions” has its dual objective as to draw out the beauty of nature and its object with an exceptional reference to the functions of the rhetorical figures such as metaphor, personification and simile. It strives to scrutinize the absolute functions of the rhetorical figures in the select poems of Ted Hughes’ River which was published in 1983. The select poems for the study are as follow: “Salmon-taking Times”, “Low Water”, “Japanese River Tales”, “Ophelia”, “Performance”, “The Morning Before Christmas”, “Dee” and “In the Dark Violin of the Valley”. Being a renowned British poet of the late century, he has discovered many aspects of nature and has explored a load of innovative literary ideas through his travel and close relationship with nature which are vivid in his poetry collection - River.