Jeanetta Calhoun Mish’s poem, My Mother’s Hands, is an emotional piece about the range of memories and feelings one has when a loved one dies. Mish uses an open form with four unrhymed stanzas, containing two octaves, a couplet, and a single line stanza. The poem is written from the author’s point of view, talking about her own mother. Mish uses both colorful and grim imagery along with repetition and figurative language to make the reader feel the grief she is feeling as she is looking upon her mother. On the surface, this poem is about the author grieving over her dead mother while observing the changes to her corpse, but it goes much deeper emphasizing the importance of life and how one is remembered goes beyond the aesthetics.
Emily Dickinson became very well known for her fascination with death. Many of her poems focus on loss or loneliness, but the most compelling ones talk particularly about dying, specifically her own death and her own afterlife. Her captivation with suffering gives her poems a rare aspect, giving insight into a mind and a topic we know very little about. “Because I could not stop for Death” closely demonstrates Emily’s fascination with her religious doubts and life continuing after death. In this poem, the speaker is looking back on the moment of death, whereas in “I heard a fly buzz when I died,” the speaker is looking at the moments leading up to death, and in “I felt a funeral in my brain,” the speaker is describing death itself.
She used to openly discuss her depression with the poet Robert Lowell and her suicide attempts with Anne Sexton. Both of them led her to write from a more female perspective. Her death still remains a topic of interest as she had taken a very strange route to die-she had turned on the gas and put her head in the oven. Plath was famous for writing in the genre of confessional poetry and is best known for her two published collections, The Colossus and Other Poems, and Ariel. Her poems explore her own mental anguish, the troubled marriage with Ted Hughes, her disturbed relations with her parents, and her self-perception.
Sylvia Plath used her confusion to express her writing. She was known for her confessional style of her work, best known for her novel, “The Bell Jar”, and poetry collections. Sylvia Plath published her first book when she was twenty-eight years old. Sylvia Plath went through depression, soon later committed suicide. American novelist, poet, and artist, Sylvia Plath used her life experience to express her ideas on the search for identity, suicide and personal expression.
Shakespeare’s build up of tension and further introspection, create a long lasting effect on those who read the piece. Hamlet, is a definitive precedent of reflection. The story has two of its main characters seriously contemplate and consider suicide; Ophelia does commit suicide, while Hamlet ponders it multiple times. There is a theme of suicide in some of Shakespeare’s most notable stories. Other than in Hamlet, the title characters of Romeo and Juliet kill themselves at the end of their tragic love story, and in Macbeth, Lady Macbeth is implied to have taken her own life.
She miss story of that person. She writes all feeling in poem about that person. First stanza talks about poet grief and painfulness. English oxford living dictionaries define grief as: “intense sorrow, especially caused by someone’s death.” She maybe lose person that she loves because in fourth stanza, she talks about that person and she affiliate with that person. Death of that person makes her feel depressed.
In the two poems “Daddy” by Sylvia Plath and “Annabel Lee” by Edgar Allan Poe the authors have two different views. In the poem Daddy the young narrator talks about how her dad being gone change her life for the worst. In the poem Annabel Lee the narrator talks about the love of his life and how the death of her will not end their love. In both poems the compare contrast of love and hate are clearly shown in the writing style and the lost of someone important in their lives. The poem “Daddy” is about a women whose father died when she was a very young age.
3.1.2 Death Instinct in Sylvia Plath’s Poems Sylvia Plath is famous as a confessional poet who expresses her idea intensely especially in the theme of mortality. She had a large concern in death things. Depression, suffering, despair, betrayal, losing was being friends of her life which pour most in her work of poems or novel; The Bell Jar. The absent of her father made her losing the balance of her mind. She fell into the great depression and disappointment.
In the poem, “Annabel Lee,” the narrator is mourning for his wife, who had just died and is reminiscing about past memories with her. A similar experience had happened to Poe when his cousin and wife Virginia died of tuberculosis and this poem was inspired by this dismal happening in his life. The gothic writer uses hyperbole, a figurative language device where words are exaggerated. “With a love that the winged seraphs of heaven Coveted her and me” (Line 11-12). In this situation, there love was not actually coveted by winged seraphs of heaven.
Constantly thinking about the death of a loved one must cause extreme anguish and suffering. Brontë also uses caesura in lines one and nine (Brontë 1 & 9). Caesura makes the reader take pause during the poem, literally and figuratively, and really feel the hurt and despair of the speaker, and how long she has been suffering, an emotion that is seen in Romantic era pieces. In stanza 6, the speaker experiences an epiphany; she realizes that she should cherish the time she had with her lover and not live in suffering anymore (Brontë 23-24). The use of a turning point in the poem allows Brontë to have two separate moods in one poem; to have two strong emotions be the core of her poem.