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The Laughter of FoxesA Study of Ted Hughes$
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Keith Sagar

Print publication date: 2006

Print ISBN-13: 9781846310119

Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: June 2013

DOI: 10.5949/UPO9781846313479

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The Evolution of ‘The Dove Came’

The Evolution of ‘The Dove Came’

(p.87) Chapter Three The Evolution of ‘The Dove Came’
The Laughter of Foxes
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This chapter analyzes the poem, ‘The Dove Came’. It considers the various sources upon which Hughes draws upon as he writes the poem. Hughes struggles to let the dove force herself through all the opposition, most of which comes from Adam (Hughes, everyman, reader) himself.

Keywords:   Ted Hughes, poems, poetry, doves, Adam

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