British poetry

What is hiraeth, and how can it help us to understand Welsh poetry? Your answer should first define the term and then illustrate it with examples from at least two poets.
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In "Reservoirs," R. S. Thomas writes about "the subconscious / Of a people," and this is one way of describing poetry's role in Wales, where the poet's social function is very pronounced. Choose two examples, one from the work of R. S. Thomas and one from the work of another Welsh poet and demonstrate how each poem transcends the personal to address wider political or social issues.