Devil And Tom Walker Poem Analysis

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Nature was introduced in romantic novels and poems. In the poem ‘’Thanatopisis’’ by William Cullen Bryant he described death to something that was peaceful and to be embraced. He believed that you become one with nature, one with earth once you die. But in the poem ‘’Devil and Tom Walker’’ by Washington Irving he described death to be evil, sinful. He believed death to horrifying and something to not be embraced. Here are some examples of elements. Individualism is a person’s personality, and how they do the things they do and why. In the poem ‘’Thanatopisis’’ a quote that describes individualism ‘’She has a voice of gladness, and a smile, and eloquence beauty, and she glides into his darker musings. ‘’Devil and Tom Walker’’ he describes individualism be awful ‘’ Lived…show more content…
‘’Thanatopisis’’ like one who wraps the drapery of his couch about him, and lies down to pleasant dreams.’’ This quote is describing how he laid down and died peacefully, Feeling death is a welcoming gift. ‘’Devil and Tom Walker’’ emotion in this poem is in my opinion is considered wicked. ‘’He leaped for joy; for he recognized his wife’s apron.’’ Imagination is something that isn’t real or considered facts. In ‘’Thanatopisis’’ The golden sun, the planets, all infinite host of heaven.’’ This is imagination because back then people imagined a world that isn’t alone, and that the universe is infinite. ‘’The Devil and Tom Walker’’ Tom said to go down, down, down into the earth, until nothing but his and shoulders could be seen, and so on until he disappeared. Supernatural is like magick, vampires, werewolves, witches, etc. In ‘’Thanatopisis’’ I have use the quote. That slumber in its bosom, Take the wings of morning. Then in ‘’ Devil and Tom Walker’’ When the clerks turned around to look for the black man, he had disappeared. That quote right there is a perfect example of a supernatural
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