I always get nervous when reading poems because I am nervous that I will not completely understand the poems; however, I could understand these poems. What I learned from the poem titled, “Cancer Winter,” was that the doctor exclaimed “You’re cured,” the women felt the ache of her missing breast (Salcman and Collier, 2015). The doctor quickly jumped in to explain how exciting the cancer was gone, but having your breast remove is a big transition and can take some time to get use too. It appears she was feeling mixed emotions about having the cancer gone, but adjusting to her new reality. In a poem titled, “Mammogram” accounts a women’s experience with the possible chance of having breast cancer (Salcman and Collier, 2015).
In Because I Could Not Stop for Death Dickinson uses alliteration repeatedly to describe her mortal life and immortal life. For example, in line 7 she says, “My labor and my leisure too”. This describes how she put away all the work and all the pleasure of her mortal life. Signifying how none of these mortal aspects matter anymore as death is taking her away. Another example, in line 15, “For only Gossamer, my Gown” Dickinson uses a very eerie form of alliteration as she describes being covered in cob webs, this gossamer is her gown for eternity.
The poem “The Lesson” written by Maya Angelou is about the trials of life and death. In the poem Maya demonstrates that life needs to be embraced, even at its worst moments. Maya….. The poem is about the hardships and the bitter sweet feelings of dealing with life and death. The poem begins with a hyperbole saying “I keep on dying again” meaning that she has already died, and has actually died more than once and that this will continue to happen.
Ending with a hyperbolic statement “ I love thee better after death” referring to her pursue of eternal and idealised love. Therefore, even though set in the materialistic Victorian era context Browning defied her Era proving that eternal love could be found overlooking materialistic standers and focusing on the nobility of
In the opening stanza the speaker states being too busy for death. Thus, death “kindly” takes the time to stop for her since she has no time to do it for herself. Death stops to pick up the speaker and take her on a ride in his horse-drawn carriage in the form of a suitor along with “immorality” being their chaperon. This “civility” that Death exhibits leads the speaker on giving up what made her busy as Dickinson states “And I had put away / My labor and my leisure too (6-7). The speaker seems completely at ease with the Death as they move along at a relaxed pace.
However Dickinson 's references to death tend to swing between the usual almost fear of it and this seeming picture of death as an almost kind figure that is not to be feared. This dichotomy shows an attitude towards death that would become more present after her passing, that while we may fear the unknown death itself is something natural and is not intentionally malicious. Considering her many references to death it is almost fitting that as Oates said the sheer number of poems Dickinson wrote were not known until after her own passing and that they "astonished everyone" since there were "1,775 poems of varying degrees of completeness" (x). Oates also notes that Dickinson wrote "frankly of despair" (xxi) which was something she must have at least seen many times. Taken together these two facts form an almost irony in that Dickinson wrote often of despair and death yet her writings
The descriptions used in Chopin’s work are a marvelous representation of her character’s struggle with inner conflicts. Louise’s victory in accepting her husband’s death is a feeling that she now cannot live without. The ultimate death of Louise Mallard is one that represents physical and emotional defeat. In this dramatic short story, Chopin uses imagery to sew together a tapestry of emotions all encompassed in an ill-stricken widow. Works Cited Chopin, Kate.
In the “Fall of the House of Usher,” Roderick Usher prematurely buries his sister, Madeline Usher, because he thinks she has died from an unknown illness. Poe describes the burial as, “We replaced and screwed down the lid, and having secured the door of iron, made out the way with the toll…” (Poe 425). When Roderick bolted the iron lid upon his sister’s coffin, all trust that had previously been built between the two had been broken. In Poe’s life, after the burial of his wife and mother, he felt like he could never trust anyone as well. He believed that all people that entered his life were bound to die, and if he got close to them, they would just leave him.
However, things don’t always go as planned as she becomes a farm mom and dies young. My final quote comes from the poem Lucinda Matlock by Edgar Lee Masters. It says, “At ninety-six I had had enough.” (Matlock, line 16).The verse shows that she had lived the life she was ready to depart on her next adventure. She knew that her time was up in the world. The lady accepted death with open arms.
Similarly, in As I Lay Dying, Addie’s death could have brought her family together to complete the task of bringing her body to Jefferson. In this way, this task distracted them from focusing solely on the death. While each member of the Bundren family already had their own issues to focus on (Anse had his new teeth to keep him going, Dewey Dell was focused on her unmarried pregnancy), the moving of Addie’s coffin to Jefferson caused a distraction from her death, the same kind of distraction Stevens urged readers to find after a
Good-by –because I love you.” (Chopin, p148) which caused Edna to commit suicide because she realized she was not happy without her kids and society wouldn’t accept her because she left her husband. Jaine returns back to her hometown after Tea Cake dies. Jaine at the end of the novel is looked at as a survivor and a hero. She left to find happiness, but he happiness that she found was not text book. Jaine found that love starts from within and has to be explored and sought out for.
When Raynell’s biological mother, Alberta, died in childbirth, it was surely a sad predicament. Though with all things considered, Troy could be directly blamed for her death. As, if Troy would have never cheated on Rose and impregnated Alberta, Alberta would still be alive because the complications of child birth caused her death. Along with the irony of Troy’s wife, Rose, having to inform him of his mistress’ circumstances, immediately came the question, who is going to act as baby Raynell‘s mother? Rose is put in an
While the story starts with Mrs. Mallard being a two-dimensional person, it quickly switches to sharing all of Mrs. Mallards thoughts and feelings. “There was something coming to her and she was waiting for it, fearfully” (Chopin 1). Telling the story from the omniscient point of view was incredibly beneficial because it allowed the readers to see the inner conflict Mrs. Mallard was having with her emotions. Without knowing all of the joy and excitement Mrs. Mallard felt after learning of her husband’s death, the story would seem to say that Mrs. Mallard died of great sadness instead of great