A Dead Rose And A Rose For Emily Analysis

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Death, which is present as a plot, theme and symbol. It is the most one of the defining elements written in the modern literatures. Death, Sorrow and Isolation are just part of our lives, even though it is the miserable thing that people go through. In the poem “A Dead Rose,” by Elizabeth Barrett Browning and the short story “A Rose for Emily,” by William Faulkner there are many similarities and differences. The main similarity that both author’s has developed in their poem or story is the way how characters share the same atmosphere, symbolism of sadness, and isolation. The main difference that has been shown in the story or the poem is the way how characters react to death differently. The author’s use of describing their story or poem helps them personify the journey of life of the main characters and the characters self-reflection. Death is a very consistent theme in every other novel or poem. The…show more content…
Firstly, the story emphasizes on the atmosphere of suspense and horror, with the theme of death. For example, in the story it quotes, “... two years after her father 's death ... people hardly saw her at all. She told them that her father was not dead. She did that for three days ... Just as they were about to resort to law and force, she broke down, and they buried her father quickly.” (Browning, Pg.1, 2, 3). Secondly, the poem emphasizes on the atmosphere that the author has created, with the help of the symbolism of the title. For example, in the story it quotes, “O Rose! who dares to name thee? No longer roseate now, nor soft, nor sweet; But pale, and hard, and dry, as stubble-wheat,— Kept seven years in a drawer—thy titles shame thee.” (Faulkner, Stanza 1-4). Browning illustrates a similar theme using both symbolism and atmosphere in the story A Rose for Emily. A Rose for Emily that is the title subject symbolizes the death of someone and also a woman who had an irrevocable tragedy and
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