On the other hand, Plath’s poem romanticizes death, while discussing the phenomenal feeling of sleeping or lying down. Therefore, both passages, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, by Mark Twain and, “I am Vertical,” by Sylvia Plath, demonstrate the subject of death and its significance to the main characters through the use of first-person perspective, descriptive imagery, and emotional diction. First, the first-person perspective was used by both Plath and Twain to highlight how their main characters felt about death, and their reactions when faced with the topic. For instance, Twain used asyndeton and polysyndeton in first-person perspective in order to describe the emotions of Huck, and connect him with the reader. According to the excerpt, “I wished I hadn’t ever come ashore that night to such things, I ain’t ever going to get shut of them -- lots of times I dream of them” (Twain, paragraph 1).
Emily Dickinson became very well known for her fascination with death. Many of her poems focus on loss or loneliness, but the most compelling ones talk particularly about dying, specifically her own death and her own afterlife. Her captivation with suffering gives her poems a rare aspect, giving insight into a mind and a topic we know very little about. “Because I could not stop for Death” closely demonstrates Emily’s fascination with her religious doubts and life continuing after death. In this poem, the speaker is looking back on the moment of death, whereas in “I heard a fly buzz when I died,” the speaker is looking at the moments leading up to death, and in “I felt a funeral in my brain,” the speaker is describing death itself.
Death can be a difficult topic to talk about due to the uncomfortable or ominous feeling that it gives people. This difficulty can also result from inherent fear that humans have of the unknown. We are clueless on what it feels like when your life is slipping away knowing that death is upon you. In Emily Dickinson’s poem, “ I heard a Fly- Buzz when I died”(1862), these unknown emotions are explored through a dying speaker. Dickinson acknowledges different emotional steps someone goes through and summarizes them as grief, acceptance, appreciation, and death using the stanzas.
In this stanza is the first time he addresses who the poem is aimed at ‘and you, my father’ so until you read the whole poem you don 't know who its about. I have decided to compare this poem to ‘Funeral Blues’ as there are many similarities, the poet is struggling to accept the loss of someone that means a lot to them in their hearts and they have both turned their sadness into anger in some ways and desperation in others. This is similar to the reaction of the poet ‘W.H Auden’ when he wrote ‘Funeral Blues’, this poem portrays grief in a way that if you haven 't experienced it, this poem will make you feel the overwhelming pain that the writer was experiencing when he was mourning the loss of his
Mood & Theme a. The poem’s author, Robert Frost, focuses on the theme and the mood by representing the choices and decisions that have to be made. b. In the ending of the poem, regret is displayed after realizing the wrong choices were made. II.
The poem is about death and focuses on the empty feeling that a person suffers when he/she lose a person; specifically, a loved person. The persona of the poem states some sort of an emotional ritual, the persona needs to continue under the idea and hope of a future reencounter in the eternal life. The second poem: “Why do I love you”, sir? Is a lyric one, this piece of poetry is very expressive and beautiful, in the poem the persona expresses the idea that love is hard to explain and a complicated
Tone is the attitude of the poem and it is perfectly clear that this tone is a mixture of tragedy and depression. I get the clue of depression from the accident, family reaction to his death, and the title. The title is a wee-bit depressing because of the background to it. The title is from a Shakespeare piece called “Macbeth” the actual verbalization of the title is “Out, out, brief candle!” and that certain line is presenting the pointlessness of life, which does refer to the poem and creates an allusion. The sense of tragedy is also from his treatment by his family, but also, his death.
The poets Heaney and Dickinson both present an image of death through the use of a first-person perspective in the poems “Mid-Term Break”, and “Because I Could Not Stop For Death”. Although both use a narrative style, they create a contrasting impression of death, with one portraying cruelty and suddenness, while the other is calming, polite and an inevitable part of life. In “Mid-Term Break”, a range of techniques such as strong symbolic images, the feeling of isolation, and a detached manner is used to convey death and grief, evoking sympathy from the reader. Contrastingly, death is presented as gentlemanly through the use of various techniques, including a retrospective and narrative style. Through the use of contrasts between expectations and reality, “Mid-Term Break” portrays death as cruel and sudden.
Lord Alfred Tennyson’s Crossing the Bar considers the subject of death from the viewpoint of someone experiencing it themselves, and expressing that they hope those close to them can feel the sense of closure that they do. In Dylan Thomas’ Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night tackles the same subject from the viewpoint of someone watching their father die, and asking him to fight against death. The authors different viewpoints and opinions on the subject of death allow them to use similar literary elements in opposite ways. Tennyson uses figurative language in the form of darkness and night to depict the coming of death. “Twilight and evening bell / And after that the dark!” (Tennyson 9-10).
Dickinson on Death An analysis of the perspective on death and the afterlife presented in the poem “Because I could not stop for Death”. Death, and what happens to us afterwards has always been a much debated, highly controversial topic. Every era has its own take on it. This view on death is often reflected in the art and literature of that particular era. However, Emily Dickinson’s poem “Because I could not stop for Death” presents a more undecided perspective on death, and the afterlife, which differs from the grim, Christian perspective in the nineteenth century.