Point of View in Hughes’ “Hawk Roosting”


What is Point of view in Hughes’ poemHawk Roosting?”


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.