By reading this, i can feel the emotions the character is facing in the poem by the use of certain words that have a classic association words like dark and deep dark is strongly tied with a meaning of sadness, being lost and evilness.
W h auden (1907-1973) wrote a great deal of poetry, with many of the best auden poems being written in the 1930s in this post, we’ve taken on the difficult task of finding the ten greatest auden poems – difficult because, although certain poems naturally rise to the surface and proclaim their greatness, there are quite a few of those. Words like dark and deep dark is strongly tied with a meaning of sadness, being lost and evilness deep is used to express the presence of a difficult situation to get out of something that will last for quite a while this is how wh auden starts this poem - yes, this is only in the first verse.
W h auden (from a preface by j d mcclatchy) when he arrived at oxford as an undergraduate, w h auden went to see his tutor in literature, who asked the young man what he meant to do in later life. The wanderer by w h auden auden ’s early poem (1930) written just after his own wanderings to germany which, in its pre-hitler days tolerated homosexuality, owes a lot to an old english (anglo -saxon) original. The wanderer is a poem written in old english, the language that the people living in england spoke before the norman conquest of 1066 after the conquest, the latin-based language of the french-speaking conquerors mixed with the germanic old english, eventually leading to the weird, wonderful soup of latin and germanic features that makes up modern english.
Wh auden: collected poems (faber) notes wh auden was the first english poet to accept into his work the whole range of twentieth-century experience in the west – its warfare, its political complexity, and the growing alienation of the individual in the face of industrialisation and the growing power of the state.
I am going to be a poet, auden answered ah, yes, replied the tutor, and began a small lecture on verse exercises improving one's prose auden scowled you don't understand at all, he interrupted i mean a great poet ----- the wanderer doom is dark and deeper than any sea-dingle.
1939 by wh auden there is a long history of elegiac poetry, poems written on the occasion of someone's death in memory of w b yeats is a poem within that tradition, but it's also a poem which extends the tradition.