Comparative Poetry Analysis, Sonnet 116, By Carol Ann Duffy

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Comparative Poetry Essay

In this analysis I will be comparing the poems "War Photographer" by Carol Ann Duffy, "Sonnet 116" by William Shakespeare and "Remember" by Christin Rossetti. I have picked the theme death and I am going to show how the poems relate to death. These poems show us how other people feel and live, reading these poems help people understand death much more in different ways.
The poem "War Photographer" is about a photographer that goes into a war zone to take pictures of what happens and takes the pictures back for other parts of the world to see what is happening in war zones. In the poem the poet shows the feelings and pain a war photographer goes through. "A hundred agonies in black and white from which his editor will
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"A Mother in a Refugee Camp". "No Madonna and child could touch her tenderness for a son she soon would have to forget..." The first line shows a compassionate mother. The last line shows us that the child has not yet died but once he does the mother will have to forget about him. This stanza is smaller than the others to show how little time her son has left. There is very little hope n the life of refugees their whole life is a struggle so there is not much hope.

The poem ends with the word "grave" this shows us that death will take place next. The poet also tells us the mother baths her child with her bare palms this could suggest that she is cleaning him for death. The air in the refugee camps is not clean and all the kids are ill. "of unwashed children with washed out ribs" This line tells us that the kids have not eaten in so long that their ribs can be seen through their skin and that they have not been cleaned in a long time.
Dickinson 's poems all have the same theme they all seem to deal with death again and again. In “Because I could not stop for Death,” we see death personified. Straight away we see that the poet is calm about death and that he is ready for it. The speaker is already dead but we don 't know this till the last stanza throughout the poem the speaker is a ghost or spirit. "Because I could not stop for death", death has kindly stopped for her to do what she could not stop for. The day of her death was a very memorable day for this person
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The rhyme scheme in the poem is aabb, every two lines rhyme with each other. The rhyme scheme which is consistent throughout the poem is easy to notice. The speaker is trying to convey to her loved ones that she is not really gone and she can be found in the simple aspects of nature. “Do Not Stand at My Grave and Weep” has the tone of magnificence and warmth. We can find hopefulness and warmth in the tone of the speaker. The ending line of the poem gives hope and comfort to the people whom the speaker has left behind. The speaker tells her loved ones and the readers not to stand at her grave and weep. She also provides reasons why they should
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