Since the Night's Plutonian shore is referring to the night, and the narrator asks the raven what thy lordly name is; it is assumed the Raven is a god or lord of the night. Another instance when the Night's Plutonian shore is mentioned is when the narrator becomes frustrated with the bird and demands it leaves. “Get thee back into the tempest and the Night’s Plutonian shore!” (Poe 98). The Night's Plutonian shore is dark, mysterious, and tempting place the author could let himself go into as a result of his grief. He decides to give up on the bird, but not to give in to the Night's Plutonian shore.
As the stars disappear one by one, Akhtar leads us away from the path…” (85). Mada-jan and Habib have died, and Baba-jan and Nur are gone, so Najmah is feeling very disconnected from her family, and the stars are used by the author to show that. Najmah has lost the bond with her family, and the and the author uses the detail of “the stars disappearing one by one” to show that. (SIP-B) When Nusrat does not feel bonded with her family, the author describes the stars in harsh or unappealing ways. (STEWE-1) When Nusrat lost Margaret, she felt she had no special relationships with anyone, and that she had no bond with her family.
Macbeth also uses a cold tone that is conveyed when he says “ She should have died hereafter.”(V, 5 ,17) This allows the audience to see how disconnected Macbeth is because Macbeth feels that everyone is similar and life is now just pulling him along until his fatal fall. Macbeth feels like he will now run out of time just like Lady Macbeth. Finally, Shakespeare uses depressing diction such as “petty”(V, 5, 20), “fools”(V, 5, 22) and “dusty.”(V, 5, 23) This shows how low Macbeth views life and people as a whole. Macbeth feels angry that he will die with disappointment of how his life ended, unfulfilled. Shakespeare uses depressing diction to have the audience feel the dragging pace of macbeth’s downfall and creating a depressing part of his
Paxton Schreiber Ms. Kiser English B4 11/29/16 Rough Draft One of the most common fears today is death,in the poem “I Heard a Fly Buzz- When I Died” by Emily Dickinson, Dickinson states that death does not mean the end of your presence on earth, It means the end of your time. Dickinson’s use of descriptive language and using words without emotion show the atmosphere of the death bed. The first stanza Dickinson describes the deathbed and how the room is silent except the buzzing of the fly. In the silent room there was pauses in between the “Heaves” or uplifting of the storm. “Between the Heaves of Storm” (line 4) is a liminal space where anything can happen.
From the very beginning irony is used. Jenifer Hicks brings out the point of irony when she quotes that Mrs. Mallard “would have no one follow her to her room”. Mrs. Mallard might have also meant that she would have no one interfere with how she lives her life again (Hicks). Another source of Irony is at the beginning when Mrs. Mallard’s sister thinks she is deeply saddened by Mr. Mallard’s death. “Josephine was kneeling before the closed door with her lips to the keyhole, imploring for admission.
The “fly” is a very important part of this poem. Dickinson gives this insignificant insect, so much more meaning, than what it usually has. This is shown in the first stanza when Dickinson states, “I heard a fly buzz - When I died.” also when she says in the third stanza, “ - and then it was - There interposed a Fly.” This demonstrates how she is using the fly as a symbol for the speakers soul. The fly represents how their is trying to escape their body, like the fly is trying to escape the room. Dickinson is troubled by what will happen when she she dies, what will happen to her
It was a symbol of a fresh and hopeful start. The Raven in Poe’s poem is the complete opposite of that dove. His bird represents mourning, disparity, loneliness and death. When we first see the narrator in the poem, he is trying to get lost in a “...quaint and curious volume of forgotten lore”(Line 2), hoping to forget his “...sorrow for the lost Lenore”. The raven was described as from the Night's Plutonian Shore, which refers to the Kingdom of Pluto, the god of the Underworld.
Shockingly, she walks downstairs after fleeing from her friends’ horrible news, and her husband walks in the door. As he walks in, Josephine screams and falls down dead; the happiness that she had felt was too much for her weak heart. Likewise, “A Rose for Emily,” written by William Faulkner, opens on a woman, Emily Grierson, except this time the woman is already dead. The story is told from the perspective of the townspeople, a collective “we.” They recount when she was exempted from her taxes, and then when she refused to pay them after the death of the person who remitted her. Then, the townspeople go back further to a time when Emily’s house had a stench so foul, a judge was consulted about what to do; it was decided that a few townspeople would stealthily sprinkle lime about her property in order to not confront her and seem discourteous.
The speaker’s relationship with his “lost Lenore,” seems to be an unexpected one. Lenore is referred to as an angel, while the narrator is surrounded by ghosts and evil feelings. The feeling of terror which was felt when the narrator opened the door to find “darkness there and nothing more,” could have been reduced had a light been nearby to illuminate the hallway, but the importance of the darkness shows the audience that the lack of religion and prayers of the narrator are taking a toll on him, as the seemingly lack of religious beliefs Poe had also affected his life. Not only did Poe allude to the evil aspects of religions in this poem, but he also threw in a few allusions that make the audience question what Poe’s beliefs truly were. Poe alludes to the Hellenistic story of Pallas Athena in line 41, the narrator points out that this Raven is “perched upon a bust of Pallas,” Poe specifically chose Pallas because she and Lenore relate to each other in the ways that the two of them will only live on in their names.
This tells us that Annabel Lee is deceased and when someone talks about a death it is sad. “The wind came out of the cloud by night, / Chilling and killing my Annabel Lee” (25-26). This, also being from “Annabel Lee” Poe writes because he believes the angels in heaven killed her because their love was too strong and so they were jealous. This gives a sad tone because again, Poe talks about her death. In the poem “The Raven” the mood is also sad.