Walter de la Mare, The Listeners

Walter de la Mare’s

‘The Listeners’

Junior Certificate English

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Context 2

The Listeners 3

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Context

Walter de la Mare is considered one of modern literature's chief exemplars of the romantic imagination. His complete works form a sustained treatment of romantic themes: dreams, death, rare states of mind and emotion, fantasy worlds of childhood, and the pursuit of the transcendent.

De la Mare's life was outwardly uneventful. As a youth he attende...

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