Thomas Hardy was an English novelist and poet. While Hardy wrote poetry throughout his life and regarded himself primarily as a poet, his first collection was not published until 1898. Initially, therefore, he became famous as a novelist. However, beginning in the 1950s Hardy has been recognised as a major poet and had a significant influence on the Movement poets of the 1950s and 1960s.
An analysis of Hardy’s poem ‘During Wind and Rain’ can be found on the English Association’s Teaching Poetry website. Click here to visit the site