Milton use this D-word during the time where the word death was considered as taboo. Thus Paradise Lost by Milton, is an epic poetry, which portray the grand style of Milton. Raleigh in his essay, The style of Milton says, “since Milton died, his name is become the mark, not of a biography nor of a theme, but of a style – the most distinguished in our poetry”
Name: Mark Vicars Instructor: Date: Essay 2 Analysis Because I could not stop Death “Because I could not stop Death” by Emily Dickinson talks about the day when death came calling her. In this poem the narrator is dead although it is clearly depicted in the last stanza and the reader cannot realize it form the first stanza. The narrator is consequently a spirit recalling the date of death and is not scared about its manifestation. The narrator still remembers the incidents of the death, how she got chilly and the feeling she got when she looked at those horse heads. This poem is among the many poems written by Emily Dickinson but never published and since they had not titles, they were published by the first name of the poem.
He “had worked hard since publication of Leaves in 1860 to revise the poems, change some titles, and edit out a few poems, including three from the ‘Calamus’ cluster that he apparently thought were too sexually explicit” (Oliver 20). In several respects, the poet “turned his attention not to poetry but prose after the war” (Eiselein 21); this led to the publication of his “very complex and difficult essay Democratic Vistas” (Mack, The Pragmatic Whitman: Reimagining American Democracy 136). Thomas Carlyle wrote “Shooting Niagara: And After?”, an antidemocracy article, published in the New York Tribune (August 16, 1867). The editors of the Galaxy asked Whitman if he would like to write a response to“Shooting”. He wrote three articles: “Democracy,”
This idea is presented in her last poem:“Keep the flight in mind,/The bird may die”(پرنده مردنی است365). And, lastly, after a long search for a meaning in her life, she found it: When my life had become nothing /nothing /but the tic-tac of a clock, /I discovered/I must/ I must/ I must love,/insanely. (پنجره Window 348-9) In addition, referring to Shamloo, he has a deep look toward life and death. He is pessimist and sceptic about life and looks at it disappointedly and fatalistically. He considers it as the battle scene between the good and the bad (as said Zoroaster).
Indeed, death is the only certainty in life. To many, death means pain, suffering, to be forgotten by the beloved ones and most above all the end of hoping for a better tomorrow. On the other hand, Emily Dickinson admires death as a perfect state of calmness of both the mind and soul in her poem “Because Death Couldn’t Stop for Me.” She goes on ahead saying that we cannot go to death but it is death that comes to us. You, I and we, can never escape this intimate and scary thing, Mr. Death, for a matter of fact we owe him. Being afraid of death is not reasonable.
Emma thought the only option she had was to commit suicide because she couldn 't bare the thought of living a life where she was poor. (Flaubert, 290). She loved herself and the representation that she had created for herself
In the short stories “Gwilans Harp” by Ursula K. le Guin, “The Washwoman” by Isaac Singer, and “The Last Leaf” by O. Henry all the characters experience a loss of some kind. In “Gwilans Harp” Gwilan loses her favorite harp, her husband, and her ability to play. “The Washwoman” focuses on the loss of a woman’s contact with her son, her health, and her ability to work. Finally, in “The Last Leaf” the two young ladies Johnsy and Sue learn loss through the loss of Johnsy’s health, the loss of hope, and the loss of their neighbor. Despite the fact that all the short stories deal with the theme of loss they deal with this theme differently.
What is Death? According to the Oxford English Dictionary, death is the end of the life of a person or organism. It is also defined as the personification of the power that destroys life. From the prescribed list of poems, the poems, ‘Because I Could Not Stop for Death’ by Emily Dickinson and ‘Death Came to See Me in Hot Pink Pants’ by Heather Royes are both centered around the theme of Death. Dickinson’s poem speaks about a woman who takes a ride with Death as a courteous gentleman who takes her to final resting place.
Sylvia Plath finished her poem, “Lady Lazarus”, only a few days before her suicide in 1963, when her clinical depression she dealt with for most of her life was unbearable. The same year she published her novel The Bel Jar, which is considered to be semi-autobiographical. This paper discusses the references Sylvia Plath makes to The Bell Jar and the parallels between “Lady Lazarus” and the protagonist of The Bell Jar Esther Greenwood. Very significant for the poem is its title “Lady Lazarus”. Lazarus of Bethany is a biblical character featured in the book of John and the Bible says: "The sickness is not unto death, but for the glory of God, that son of God, might be glorified thereby.
“Would it not be better for him to die at once, and go to wait for her in the blessed regions of semi-barbaric futurity?” (6). With no regard to the man’s possible desires, she feels better for him to die than let him marry other woman. The self-centered princess focus on her not only prevents any possibility of true love, and it will cause her to demonstrate the opposite by sending her lover to his death. The princess’s selfishness causes her to decide to send her lover to the