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.
"No Man Is an Island" Analysis Essay Poetry has an impact that not everyone tends to understand, therefore we underestimate the power of learning it. In "No Man Is an Island" by John Donne, the speaker talks about how all people are part of a whole, and how mortality is evitable. The Domino effect is evident is this poem because we all have an impact on everybody even stranger we do not know. With no particular rhythm scheme, Donne makes connections to his current life after what recently happened to him like losing his wife. This comes from Donne in a time of religious revival and the concurring thought of death on his mind.
Rossetti is able to escape reality through art, taking life in his poem as he can emotionally relate to the loss of the earth-living’s lover. Evading reality, Rossetti can reunite with his wife who has suicide through symbols and signs of presence. “(I saw her smile).... And wept. (I heard her tears. )” (Rossetti 139-144), the earth-living lover can feel the spiritual presence of his wife, though there is a void that is unknown.
Dylan Thomas is a Welch poet who deals with themes such as life, death and time. He is most known for his poem “Do Not Go Gentle into That Good Night”, which is a villanelle directed at his dying father, asking him not to die peacefully, but to leave his impression on the world and to go out with a bang. Additionally, another poem by Thomas which deals with the concept of death, and the force of time is “The Force That through the Green Fuse Drives the Flower”. When comparing and analyzing these two poems by this poet, the reader can observe his particular use of metaphors, repetition and imagery to convey his inner feelings towards death and its cyclical nature. Throughout both poems, the writer makes use of these poetic devices in similar and contrasting ways to relay to the reader his inner battle with the concept of death.
The main character lost all his hope to ever find his answers to the questions about his beloved Lenore and her well being and he lost his soul and life to the black bird’s shadow. The raven brought fear, anger, grief, sorrow and hopelessness in the protagonist’s life until the main character lost the battle to him and dies. In consequence, the raven represents death. Death is a dark topic that can make people really uncomfortable, but Poe still uses it in “the Raven”. Instead of being uncomfortable, his great poem is still read and loved by many.
Neither wealth nor power has the ability to preserve the human spirit the way poetry can. It survives “‘Gainst death and all-oblivious enmity” (55.9). The speaker believes that neither death, nor the oblivion of history shall consume their Beloved. To be forgotten is the enemy of immortality and by penning this verse the poet is taking arms against a sea of troubles to ensure their lover’s immortality. “Even in the eyes of all posterity/That wear this world out to the ending doom.” (55.11-12) The speaker makes allusion to a third manner of immortality by causing us to think eschatologically and alluding to Christian or Biblical beliefs about eternal life in reference to a day ofjudgement.
Many romantic poets has its ability to connect romanticism with nature through their expression of love, imagination and his experience in a natural setting to go beyond his/her everyday life. Some of those poets such as William Wordsworth,
He like all humans is going to die someday, it is inevitable he needs to sit back and enjoy the simple things life has to offer. He’s become so focused on his fear of death, he has lost sight of enjoying his life in the present. She attempts to persuade him to abandon his quest and go back home but she is unsuccessful. She gives him direction to Urshanabi’s house, a man who will take him to Utnapishtim. After a tough journey Gilgamesh makes it to Utnapishtim, who tells him the story of the flood and how although men will die humankind will continue as the Gods vowed never to destroy them again.
However, at the very end of the piece the father of the author is revealed to be the intended audience of the poem. Only in the last stanza does the reader find out Thomas’s father is on his death bed, and the author, choked up with emotion, begs his father not to die. Only in the last stanza does the author compare his father to the four types of men by implying his current frail condition is similar to the wise, good, wild, and grave men. By using the word “fierce” to describe his father’s tears, Thomas demonstrates how his father feels intense emotion about dying and encourages him not to let go of the will to live. The poem ends by including the recurring first and third line of the elegy at the very end, a powerful conclusion designed to show that his father, like all men, should never easily lose their fighting
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.