Death is now being pitied when the speaker says in line 4, “poor Death.” As rest and sleep play a role in the poem, Death are those two pleasures of life, which now make him a pleasure when life is at an end. Likewise, Death not only is compared to the pleasures of life, he is portrayed as a slave to everything that kills but himself. Finally, the speakers last words in lines 13 through 14 acquire the meaning that Death is to be worried about dying and being forgotten. “Death, be not proud” feels as though it’s a gloomy setting because
Throughout the poem “Elegy For My Father, Who is Not Dead,” death is symbolized as a trip. Hudgins believed that his father was at peace with his own death because of his Christian belief that he would continue living in heaven once he passed away on earth: “In the sureness of his faith, he talks / about the world beyond this world / as though his reservations have / been made I think he wants to go” (Lines 3-6). Hudgins writes in his poem that he cannot be at peace with his father’s death because he does not share these beliefs with him: “I do not think he is right.” (Line 13). Thomas sees his father 's death as the last time he will ever see him again: “I see myself on deck, convinced his ship 's gone down, while he 's convinced / I 'll see him standing on the dock” (Lines 18-20). Unlike Hudgins, Dylan Thomas does not speak about his religious belief.
All of these shifts contribute to the poem’s deeper meaning that although death is unavoidable people still have the ability to resist it. One of the most notable shifts in the poem is in the scale of death in the poem. In the first stanza Sarton describes the death of a small turtle. In the eight lines she describes many aspects of the turtle’s death including the “emerald shell” (line 4) of the turtle that grew soft. The turtle is an insignificant creature in the poem.
The poem reflects on death and the sorrow that it causes to the poet while relating it to the setting of the sea. The second stanza presents an observation of the people around the poet. The image of the sea and its waves splashing against the cold gray stones, the singing
Dylan Thomas is another poet that has written a poem about loss. However, in ‘Do Not Go Gentle Into That Goodnight’, the poets father is ageing and dying slowly and he is struggling to accept it, the persona is begging his father to fight for his life, to live longer and to not give up, the persona is determined to make his father win the battle against the natural order of things, Dylan Thomas wrote this poem with intentions to motivate his father to keep fighting, the persona is portrayed as someone that does not handle losing someone well, from the first stanza you can already sense the desperation in the words used. The use of the word ‘goodnight’ is like a goodbye to his dying father as the ‘night’ symbolises death, the end so to say ‘goodnight’
Death can never be escaped no matter what. In “The Masque of the Red Death” Edgar Allan Poe shows the theme of death, a suspenseful mood, and an ominous tone. Through Poe’s use of literary devices, the reader can discover tone, theme, and mood. Throughout Poe’s life he experienced death with two of his mother’s and his young wife. Death is shown how inevitable it is with Poe’s writing and experiences combined together.
However, the poet did not wrote this poem to seek for fame but rather it was for his father, David John Thomas, when he was on the brink of death, urging his father to fight to live and do not give on life easily. Since this poem was for his father, the words become more poignant emotionally. Unfortunately, he did not show the poem to his father considering that his father was ill for a long time without he realized
The sense of tragedy is also from his treatment by his family, but also, his death. He was a young boy who was forced to use power tools by his family and as a result of that he did lose not only his hand but his childhood because of his sudden death which you can see when the poem says “The doctor put him in the dark of ether. He lay and puffed his lips out with his breath. And then - the watcher at his pulse took a fright. No one believed.
The poet uses the descriptive language to create an image of complete resistance to death. In the first line of the first stanza, the poet seems to feel very determined by directly proposing that one should not accept their fate easily. He kept urging the elders to keep moving and not to give up their life easily. It is very confused as he used the words “gentle” and “good” to describe “night” but he urged people not to go into that “good night”. Night can be used in connection to darkness as at night there was no light and everywhere is dark.
Although death is very common in these poems, hope is not lost by many characters, like in the poem "do not go gentle into that good night", which describes the relationship between a son and a father fighting for the life of the father, "forked no lightning" is a metaphor which describe the fight of an old man trying to live on in the outmost horrible conditions and the spread of diseases and the lack of medicine, which links to how people were unfortunate to be living in 1947, a time of war, where there was a lack of medical personal or anyone to help his father to survive. My next point about the theme of death affected by religious reasons, which can be linked to some of the poems, such as "War Photographer", Duffy personifies war as an act of crime and the eradication of many civil rights and innocent people and sadly, these occur, because of religious believers who can 't withstand what other people think or believe in, this is clearly shown in "War