However, in both poems, the main theme is the loss and mourning of beautiful women. Both poems follow the same theme or “melancholy topics” as Poe called it in his works. Notwithstanding, these two poems have more similar themes, figures, and symbolism between them, but there is one element in each of them which contrast. For instance, “Annabel Lee” is much more confident compared to “The Raven.” Because the narrator in “Annabel Lee” is positive and feels he will always be with his beloved Annabel Lee while the narrator in “The Raven” is certain that he will never see Lenore “nevermore.” Comparing these poems and their meaning in real life, we can testify how painful it is to lose our loved ones. Sometimes, it takes so many years to let it go and move on, despite the memories that we will always hold on to it.
‘Wish’ by Carol Ann Duffy is about wishing to resurrect a body. It presents death in rewind and undoes all the suffering that has to do with death. ‘Wish’ is a very personal poem compared to the other poems Carol Ann Duffy had written. However, although it is quite personal, it is also a mixture of being personal and connecting with the public, since it relates to the themes of mistreated women from earlier in her collection of poems. The ‘wish’ in this poem is to undo every suffering; to resurrect the dead, meaning to bring back someone who has been lost.
Virginia Woolf has never disappointed her readers by producing something boring or bland. She gives it all in every piece of writing, the parts of her soul are left forever in her novels. ‘The Death of the Moth’ is a small story about the fleeing life. It is also about the death as the necessity of the life, rather than something extra. Secondly, people often fear death as they cannot control it.
Working Title: “Not Waving But Drowning” by Stevie Smith – A Criticism of Speechlessness and Lack of Understanding Apparently, the poem “Not Waving but Drowning” is about the Stevie Smith’s own suicidal thoughts – at least this is a conclusion one is tempted to draw given that the majority of early critics more or less explicitly linked the poem to Smith’s biography (Huk 241). In part, the vast interest in the authors biography is understandable since Smith tried to commit suicide shortly after writing the poem (Marangoni 76-7) and since she stated that “[n]early every poem’s about suicide, more or less”(Dick 44). However, this focus on biographical interpretations has hampered a fruitful discussion of the text itself (Huk 241) and stands
Dickinson 's Optimistic View in the Afterlife In one of Emily Dickinson´s most famous poems ¨Because I could not stop for death, ¨ the belief in human afterlife and immortality are notoriously reflected. The poem itself contains many elements that convey this idea, together contributing to the theme of death. Just by reading the title, Dickinson shows herself to have written the poem centuries after death. This is particularly interesting since, firstly, it is impossible to perform any type of earthly related activity or action once you have passed away, and secondly, because it shows that the author firmly believes in the existence of life after death. The theme of death is frequently used by Dickinson; however, this poem shows a different
Emily Dickinson also proposes an ironic twist, with immortality in the afterlife, while most people look for immortality in life. The speaker of her poem insinuates that Death should not be thwarted, and is not worth the labor. The theme of her poem suggests that humanity should be less worried about slowing Death down, or diving headfirst into it, that Death will come when it will come. According to her poem, life should be enjoyed and savored, not spent avoiding Death, or
The connection between his “haggard and woe-begone” condition and her cruelty, however, is tenuous because none of the events in the poem enforce a causal connection. The action of the poem presents the Knight as an icon of the questing poet, and he narrates, or more accurately, attempts to narrate his encounter with a beautiful and enchanting Lady, who appears to be the repository of all the versions of the story that Keats had access to. Keats retells this story in order to make a point about poetic immortality and sexual consummation. The Knight only wakes up alone on the cold hillside as a result of the overwhelming relationship with the otherworldly woman. In conclusion, La Belle Dame Sans Merci is a ballad which has folk mythology and romance elements.
She steals many books from the very beginning to the end, however, she is not a thief in a bad sense. This is a story about friendship, love, loyalty, kindness and cruelty. Character Details: Death is a supernatural being, and his duty is to carry away the souls of the recently dead. He describes all situations in colors to distract himself from the survivors of those who have died. To Death, Liesel’s story is one of the survivors’ memorable stories.
Taking one look at this poem, someone might never have noticed that the speaker was talking directly to Death. First, the speaker starts off by speaking directly to Death himself (line 1). People give Death his power by saying he is “Mighty and dreadful,” (line 2) but according to the speaker Death cannot kill him. Although people give Death his confidence, by the speaker saying the verb “overthrow” (line 3) it downgrades Death from killing those who give him power to helping fate kill those of no fear. 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.
To illustrate, “carpe diem” means “seize the day” or “doing anything at this present period without worrying the future time but to live one’s life as best as possible. Carpe diem is reflected through “Holy Sonnet Death, be not proud”, summarily, the sonnet is about the author insulting death treated as a person (using of personification) to not be so proud that death is not that powerful and frightening because for the poet, he has an idea that death is just a rest or a sleep for him which reversely expressed to be in a positive way which is unusual; furthermore, the poet has his reason to have this kind of thought, actually, he does not directly want to insult death in the poem but to indirectly speak with and encourage the audience that “death is nothing to be afraid of”, so they just do whatever they want to do to meet their best possible life at the present moment by avoiding worrying the future including death which is one of the main worry of human; however, even people usually feels so negative when they realize that death has to meet them surely but the poet just takes it in the same position as an eternal rest and sleep which are pleasurable things for human, so the audience will not fear to do anything anymore since they have overcome the absolute fearful thing of life. After all, the poet simultaneously persuade not only himself but also the audience to practice the idea of “carpe diem” resonated by the