Sub Topics: although the word ‘Owl’ occurs only once in Edward Thomas’s ‘The Owl’, yet that one word is the key-word
Key Words: Owl’s cry, cuckoo’s note, calamity and suffering, nocturnal bird of prey, melancholy tone, merry-birds, key-word.
Now the poem in focus, The Owl is Edward Thomas’s one of the representative poems and of course, one of his best. All the traits of Thomas as a poet can be found in this poem. The synthetic beauty of the poem is simply unique. The Owl is a poem consisting of sixteen lines, divided into four stanzas of four lines each. In the whole poem the word ‘Owl’ occurs only once in the eighth line. But from the ‘very first line it is felt that something is going to happen, the soldier is going to tell something very important.