Through the use of nature metaphors, the author both demonizes the concept of death. However, the specific metaphors he chooses, the wave, and winter, simultaneously highlight the importance and inevitability of death. Through his use of repetition in both poems, he calls attention to his two contrasting reactions towards death in each poem. He repeats how he is left speechless throughout the poem “The Force…”, And within the poem “Do Not Go Gentle…” he emphasizes his rage. Finally, through well-planned imagery, Thomas affirms to the reader that despite his aversion towards death, he still recognizes the value of it.
In the poem, Warren chooses to quietly accept what has been given to him. This is made clear when “he[decides to say] nothing and [remains] hard and serious.” Warren doesn’t choose to have a conversation with his parents about his interest because he dose not want to disappoint them. He instead chooses to swallow his misery and “[say] nothing” because he understands that his parents have sacrificed a lot to make him who he is today. Therefore, he makes the choice of not fighting back for himself. In contrast, George and Hazel in the short story cannot even identify the obstacle that they are facing with their lives.
Poe uses the tragic experiences of his childhood as a theme in his works, “Annabel Lee” and “The Masque of the Red Death.” Edgar Allan Poe’s poems are not like others, they are mysterious and have life stories applied to them. Many of Poe’s writings talk about love and loss, such as his poem “Annabel Lee”. The soul of his writing is based off on love and death of a beautiful young girl named Annabel Lee. Throughout the poem “Annabel Lee” Poe talks about the loss of Annabel Lee “And [how] neither the angels in Heaven above/ Nor the demons down under the sea/ Can ever dissever my soul from the soul/ Of the beautiful Annabel Lee; (Poe, “Annabel Lee” 30-33). Poe is saying that no angels or demons can take away his
Gloria Swanson once said, “Life and death. They are somehow sweetly and beautifully mixed, but I don’t know how”. Throughout the nonlinear novel The Things They Carried, Tim O’Brien writes stories about his experiences surrounding the Vietnam War. He writes stories with intense memories and even descriptions of death in order to give readers the feeling of truly being there. With the goal of providing deeper understanding, O’Brien uses memory and death to convey the feelings on being in war.
In the poem “The Raven” he talks about his love, Lenore passing away and The Raven comes to him and is repetitive. “Annabel Lee” and “The Raven” are similar because they both have the same mood and topic; however the two poems are different because the speaker felt differently about both of his lost girls. In the poem “Annabel Lee” and “The Raven” the mood is sad. In the poem “Annabel Lee” it states, “In her sculpture there by the sea / In her tomb by the sounding sea” (40-41). This tells us that Annabel Lee is deceased and when someone talks about a death it is sad.
Berry’s powerful poem captures his true shame and emotional turmoil. Berry ends the poem on a powerful note. “I am owned by the blood of all of them…we cannot be free of each other,” Berry feels a strong bond to the slaves. The connection transcends family, and Berry uses blood to portray his emotional struggles. The use of irony, a descendant of a slave owner not feel enslaved to the slaves themselves, doubles as a metaphor.
Though Whitman 's poem is well written and full of emotion, Auden expresses the theme of loss so much better than that of Whitman’s work; It’s easy to comprehend, has a better understanding of the importance of remembrance, and Auden’s execution is superior. The feeling of loss is something every person has experienced in some way, and Auden managed to capture that feeling in Elegy for JFK firmly. Whitman tries to convey his theme of loss through a story of a sailor that lost his captain, the sense of loss is indeed conveyed well, but feel like it 's giving off an underlying sense of hopelessness, ¨Walk the deck my Captain lies, Fallen cold and dead.” (Whitman 23-24) Through the man 's acceptance of his captain 's death, the hopelessness peaks throughout. Giving off a message that death is something that can defeat you, you can’t do anything to prevent it, and you should feel hopeless about it. Auden’s poem has an underlying feeling of hope, yes death is something that is sad, but we shouldn’t dwell on it, we take it in stride and move on as best we can.
He reminisces about his parents and a particular memory suddenly but exactly evokes the time and place and is vividly recalled. Then Heaney swiftly moves within the poem from one memory to another. Time has dimmed his memory and so Heaney uses axillary verbs, such as ‘it must have been' and ‘could have been Grove Hill', which indicates his uncertainty. He rejoices again in the open-air freedom of the ‘airy Sundays' when he stood on a hill looking out over the view of ‘Magherafelt's four spires in the distance.' The use of this shows a strong visual image of the church and provides a sense of authenticity.
Seamus Heaney 's poem and childhood recollection, Follower, depicts the admiration and respect he feels towards his father. Throughout the poem, the vivid description of his father working the fields goes from displaying Heaney’s idolization to expressing his numerous shortfallings to live up to his father 's legacy. With the extensive use of multi-sensual imagery and the use of a half rhyming scheme to create a more conversational feel, a deeper connection can be made with the reader. Furthermore, the use of numerous words found in the lexical field of farming, such as “sock” or “sod” not only help set the tone of the poem but also emphasize that to this young narrator, his world revolves around the life of farming. With the straightforward
The first section of In Memoriam A. H. H. also mirrors Tennyson’s poetic beginnings with strong Romantic overtones. His evocation of nature as participating in the grieving process falls under the category of Romantic poetry with not only a focus on nature but also the depiction of poetry acting as a mirror to both nature and emotion. The solitude of Tennyson in the beginning of the poem is also Romantic in its allusion to poetic isolation, a common practice and expectation of Romantic poets. In the beginning, the grieving process is a solitary action between the poet and his writing, which contain his musings about nature: “At this time he makes of art a private ceremony, a votive offering to the friend on whose sympathetic encouragements