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This is what we see in Hughes’s war-elegies; ‘My Uncle’s Wound’, from Recklings, is an appropriate example. The poem was rewritten as ‘Walt’ and published in Wolfwatching; this later version retains a few of the ideas and motifs which appear in ‘My Uncle’s Wound’. Though it seems more observational than ‘Walt’ (which desperately tries to understand the grief propagated by war) there are moments where Hughes endeavours to attain an understanding of the ‘climactic experience’: ‘I was squeezing myself into the ditches | Reading my final moment off grassblades || I scavenged for a memory, crumbs of rust or of bone | In one man’s dead shadow of fertility’.

Whilst this is characteristic of Movement poetry, the controlled appearance of Hughes’s verse is unusual when viewed alongside his later, more innovative verse forms. However, both poems retrospectively observe attitudes of a pre-war era in a post-war context with surprising similarity and deconstruct the rhetorical attitudes and stylistics of a more contrived form of war verse. Both are laments, elegies born out of a need to warn against the repetition of historical traumas and the 24 The Elegies of Ted Hughes susceptibility to reconfigure these events in a manner untrue to experience.

5 But as King continues, he asks if it possible ‘to acknowledge these energies without being destroyed by them’? The elegy is an attempt to capture this moment; the pivotal extremity between life and death caught in a language desperate to comprehend something beyond known reason. There are exceptions, of course. Trying to comprehend with reason events which are beyond reason is a cause for inner turmoil, especially if one has been so close and briefly touched the ‘climactic experience’. This is what we see in Hughes’s war-elegies; ‘My Uncle’s Wound’, from Recklings, is an appropriate example.

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