Point of View in Hughes’ “Hawk Roosting”

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What is Point of view in Hughes’ poem “Hawk Roosting?”

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The poet has successfully written this poem in Dramatic Monologue and first person point of view in the voice of a hawk. Hughes dramatizes the attitudes and thoughts of hawk to the majesty of nature, which has created a self-focused and god-like character with arrogance, beauty and brutality. Major aspect of a hawk’s personality is arrogance and speaker tells the readers about many advantages that nature has given to him, particularly: “The convenience of the high trees!” This is because hawk presumes that nature has made trees only for his advantage.

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