# At the beginning of “The Darkling Thrush,” what is the mood of the speaker?

depressed
outraged
optimistic
manic

##### Answers 1

At the beginning of the poem, the speaker is somewhat depressed as he "leant upon a coppice gate/When frost was specter gray." He needs to be that way so that the sound of the thrush does give him some hope "of which I was unaware."

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"The Darkling Thrush"