On the other hand, the poet was realistic and he did not tend to shout a lot. In (The Charge of the Light Brigade), the poet was more heroic. The poet tried to show more bravery and pride. However, he was also sad because of the deaths he saw. As for the tone of the (Song of the Mud), the poet used dark humor when she showed mud as a dress.
Both speakers describe what they see and feel. Both poems suggest that there is an afterlife since the speakers are speaking from beyond the grave. In “Because I could not stop for Death” the speaker gives us a viewpoint of someone already in the afterlife. While in “I heard a Fly buzz-when I died” the speaker gives us a viewpoint of someone who is still alive but is about to die. The poems take the reader on a journey of what it is like to be dead and what it is like to be dying.
Longfellow uses the repetition that could be euphonious for the readers. The repeated part is “And the tide rises, the tide falls.” This line helps understand the message in a significantly better way. The sound and language help inform the readers come to the conclusion that the author's mood is calm, but at the same time scared to see how a beautiful place could do a horrible thing. Longfellow did an excellent job in formatting the poem in a repetitive and mysterious way instead of being direct. A poem uses it’s own language of mystery to help readers solve and comprehend the hidden
This may be because “Remember”, was written by the person that would soon die, unlike “Funeral Blues” which is entirely negative towards death not only forbidding themselves from moving on but also forbidding the world from moving on after the tragic passing of the loved one. This may be one of the many different attitudes the two poems have towards
The saying “Dulce et Decorum Est” means “It is sweet and right”. The final line of the poem is “Pro patria mori” which means “to die for one’s country”. Therefore the entire saying is, “it is sweet and right to die for to die for one’s country”. Wilfred Owen was an English poet who served in World War 1. During his time in the army, he was immersed in a lot of fighting.
In line 12-14 speaker talks about place and time that he can meets with the Death in line 11 "I have a rendezvous with Death". First place is in war field where he can meet death as in line 12 "On some scarred slope of battered hill", battered hill refers to distant rest in war field where there are my people and speaker, and battered hill is filled with scar because of enemy attack. And time he can meets death are in line 13 "When Spring comes round again this year" and line 14 "And the first meadow-flowers appear." the first meadow-flowers is not referring to actual flowers, it ironically refers to the explosions like flowers in meadow. When they are happened, it also occurs death.
For example,“The Song of the Mud” contains the line “covers the hills like satin” which is pleasing and makes you feel at ease which contradicts the fact that war is destructive and horrifying. Also, the word “song” in the title gives readers a feeling of enjoyment when in fact, the poem emits gloom. Owen’s main purpose of writing his poem was to expose “the old lie” which is “Dulce Et Decorum est.” This lie says that it is sweet and honorable to die for one’s country; the truth is that it is a waste of human life. Owen had first-hand experience of the tragedies of World War I and wanted to destroy the misinterpretation of it by portraying the reality of war. Yet this reality was long kept from the knowledge of the civilians at home, who continued to write about the noble pursuit of
To die,to sleep; No more; And by a sleep to say we end the heartache, and the thousand natural shocks that flesh is heir to, it 's a consummation devoutly to be wished. (Act3 Scene 1 Line 64-71) The speech in Hamlet not only reveals the death but also spreading rot and decay. Hamlet is quite struggling about to live or to die. At the beginning of the play, he is grieved at his father’s death and his mother’s hasty marriage with his uncle. He decided not to die at last.
As Dan Padilla, a singer, once said, “People die and the world keeps turning.” Seibles shows this in his poem, Faith, by using tone, metaphor, and free verse to portray the theme of how the world doesn’t stop--on the grand scale of things, or even just everyday actions. Destruction or not, the world is going to keep turning. The poet utilizes many metaphors in his writing to convey the theme. One of the first, and best metaphors he used was comparing war to a movie: “This is the same movie/Playing all over/The world/Starring everybody/Who ends up where the action/Is” (7-11). This has the effect of making war seem less dramatic, or awful, which lends into the theme in the way that movies are always playing, whether it be a holiday or something
It is then hinted to be a sad poem almost initially by just reading the title. The latter is quite different however, where the title is more of a line taken from the poem itself but nevertheless suggests some kind of advice of not treating the night within one’s comfort zone. It is important to know that when one speaks about the topic of death, it is almost also expected to talk about life. Both poems, as seen in their tone, share three important ideas on the subject of life and death. First is the acceptance of the inevitable death, second is living life to the hilt, and finally, death being wasted on the good.