Dust In The Wind Analysis

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Human Nature contains many unexplained and mysterious cycles. The most common and natural cycle of the human life is death. In the poems “Dust in the wind,” “Don't Fear the Reaper,” and “Thanatopsis” they all explore death and describe not to fear death, but is presented in different ways where one glorifies death while the others glorify life. Both of these poems have similar messages, but are presented in different ways and have a relatively different meaning. “Don't fear the Reaper” by Blue Oyster Cult says “don't fear the reaper, baby take my hand” glorifying death by saying embrace it, and take the reaper's hand, don't fight it. “Thanatopsis” by Brant is saying that death should not be feared. That when you die you'll be with those before you. The intended point of both of these is not to fear death.…show more content…
Almost like he said that you should embrace it early. Blue Oyster was more saying that the reaper shouldn't be feared. Almost like he is saying the Reaper is a friend. The poem said, “we’ll be able to fly” saying that death has more than life. “Thanatopsis” did not glorify death. The name, Thanatopsis, Means simply a view of death. This poem never said “take my hand” and it never said to go with death. It said to enjoy life, but not to fear death because Mother Nature will take care of you. “Dust in the Wind,” by Kansas shows that life is short but need to be enjoyed while it last. “I close my eye, for only a moment and the moments gone,” this quote shows that Kansas is saying that life is just a moment a quick shut of the eye you'll see that notice slip away. This poem is saying that we are a drop of water in an endless ocean or just dust in the wind. This poem shows us to glorify life while it is short and we won't be remembered
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