“I became insane, with long intervals of horrible sanity.” Edgar Allan Poe’s writing is still famous to this day. Not only his writing, but his life. He is known for having a difficult life and writing about it. Through all his poems and short stories there are little hints everywhere that relate to his life. Depression, insanity and tuberculosis were all common topics of Poe’s writing that related to his 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.
Elizabeth Barrett Browning’s “Void in Law” is a very powerful and emotional love sonnet, about a lady who had been deceived by the court and a man who she thought was her husband. Another powerful sonnet, is Robert Browning’s “Porphyria’s Lover” which is about a man who kills his lover to keep her from leaving him. This is a chilling and haunting sonnet which leaves the reader with an eerie feeling. These two poem’s have many similarities such as their main theme, and the fact that they are both dramatic monologues. While they share these common factors, they also oppose one another as one is in a male’s perspective and the other is in the perspective of a female, one ends with life while the other ends in death, and one uses dialogue and the other has a sparing amount.
This lack of acceptance coincides with an increase in mental instability and emotional volatility relative to the alternative approach. Although these stories carry a similar theme of denying death, each protagonist encounters different circumstances in their personal lives; consequently molding unique grieving processes. In “A Rose for Emily” Faulkner conveys the denial of death; beginning this trend with the opaque wording of the title. The rose is symbolic of death, specifically the death of Emily. Roses fulfill the needs of a rather dark niche, finding themselves being placed atop caskets before and during burial as well as given to the loved ones being left behind by those who have passed.
Edgar Allan Poe was an American author; he mainly focused in genres such as short stories and poems. Poe didn’t have much of an academic background in literature but, he excelled in it. Some people believe that his success was mostly due to the fact that his life was very sad, filled by a series on misfortunate events, such as being an orphan, suffering from poverty and being constantly surrounded by death. In his works, Poe portrays narratives that are characterized by their mystery and macabre. The topic of death was ever present in his work, constantly describe with dark moods and somewhat terrifying settings.
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.
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.
As she puts: “My relationship with my father was a strange one. In my extreme childhood, he was a remote and much revered figure. As I grew older and saw more of him, he became rather a frightening person (Jennings, “Autobiography”) In the poems and elegies she wrote after his death she confronts after his death confronts the ambivalence of her feelings about him. In the final lines of one of these poems, “For My Death Father,”“she creates an image which evokes a sense of their troubled relationship. “There was love now I see of a strange kind./We could move about in each other’s mind”(Jennings, TCP 261).
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.
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.