We are all destined to die one day, we are all only here for a period of time, for a purpose and after we have fulfilled our purpose God takes us. The short story “The Jilting of Granny Weatherall,” by Katherine Anne Porter discusses an older lady known as Granny Weatherall who is very sick and on her deathbed. Katherine Anne Porter does a great job in describing what it is like to be on the deathbed since Katherine herself was once in that situation. Katherine Porter is so detailed in the way she describes Granny’s last days of life and I can imagine this is what it is like for those who die of old age. We have all seen someone we loved pass away and it is a very hard thing to see.
10G COMPARATIVE ESSAY / BELLA FARRELLY Every single living being dies in the long run; this much everyone can agree on. What’s more contentious, however, is what follows death. Throughout “Spirits of the Dead”, Edgar Allen Poe employs emotive and vivid imagery to build an abstract and melancholy poem that grapples with the mystery that is death with, at surface value, remarkable despondence and fear. On the other hand, in “Because I could not stop for Death”, Emily Dickinson, along a dissimilarly clear journey to a fixed destination, meditates over the topic of death and the afterlife with matched intimacy and fixation.
Her poetry ranges from many themes, but most fall into the categories of love, nature, the mind, and death. While the idea of death was frequent in her life, it soon became one of the foremost themes in Dickinson’s poetry. While Emily included the theme of death in her poetry, no two poems have exactly the same understanding of death, however. Death is sometimes soft, sometimes threatening, and sometimes simply inescapable. In “I heard a Fly buzz – when I died –,” Emily describes and explores the physical process of dying.
The Memory of Granny Weatherall Getting Abandoned Thesis: “The Jilting of Granny Weatherall” written by Katherine Anne Porter has an entirely different meaning than the title. It is mostly written through the use of three main literary devices: plot, figurative language, and symbolism. Plot Figurative Language Metaphor Simile Hyperbole
And sadly, it implies that she dies when everyone in her town looked down upon her when she was probably at the lowest point of her life. Butch Weldy was mentioned on Minerva Jones' epitaph and doesn't seem like she had a friendly with Butch. The name Butch seems to be a nick name since it was in quotations on her epitaph. Butch had a industrial type of job when he had to deal with hot temperatures constantly. He was a hard working man which is probably how he acquired the nick name of Butch since the definition of it refers to a strong man.
From here, a uniform mood and tone is set throughout the poem and can be seen heavily in not only the choice of words but, also the plot and structure of the poem. The theme of sympathy is really conveyed through Erdrich’s melancholic tone. Throughout the poem, we see a very gloomy and melancholic tone set by the events happening. “Until I could no longer bear / the thought of how I was” (51-52), these two lines portray her battle after she is rescued and how instead of her relief she is feeling a longing to be back with her captors. Lines similar to these two lead embody why the tone is so gloomy and sad especially when readers see the battle she is experiencing because she is safe now, away from her captors but, she doesn 't really want to be.
In the passage, “Cripple,” by Nancy Mairs, an author with multiple sclerosis. She talk about how she is crippled. The way she presents herself emphasizes how she has gone through with much of the discrimination and hardships, and that it show through her blunt and bitter writing, her word choice mainly using “I,” and “I’m,” to emphasize herself as the main subject in the passage. In the passage, Mairs makes it clear that she is the main subject for the essay.
Thoreau writes very densely with many metaphors, while in contrast Dickinson writes poetry with many dashes, odd capitalizations and few metaphors; especially metaphors of death such as in There’s a Certain Slant of Light “When it goes, ‘tis like the Distance On the Look of Death” (Dickinson 1199). Dickinson’s writing proceeds to show the reader many instances of death. In I Heard a Fly Buzz When I Died Dickinson states that the speaker of the story is surrounded by people, presumably loved ones and is in a dying stage. The narrator of the poem recalls the events of his/her death. The narrator shows that before his/her death, he/she can see but with the lack of his sight the narrator instantly dies “There interposed a fly – With Blue – uncertain – stumbling Buzz – Between the light – and me-
During the 19th century, Emily Dickinson wrote countless poems pertaining to her daily insights on her life but only a few were published posthumously. Emily Dickinson, like most poets and writers, wrote about concepts close to them. For instance, Dickinson personally suffered with agoraphobia and vision problems leading her to write the poems: “We grow accustomed to the Dark” and “Before I got my eye put out”. These poems go on to display different viewpoints pertaining to reactions towards loss of sight and adjustment to darkness on a metaphorical and literal level. A common theme shared by the two poems: “We grow accustomed to the Dark” and “Before I got my eye put out”, is how sight is a powerful ability amongst the troubles darkness brings.
Allen Curnow’s ‘Time’ and Emily Dickinson’s ‘Because I Could Not Stop For Death’ show the similar themes of the passing of time and its implications. The two poems both discuss events that occur throughout an average life (childhood, work, marriage and death are some examples), however, there is a stark contrast between the finality of ‘Because I Could Not Stop For Death’ and the mundaneness of ‘Time’. The poem ‘Time’ is a tribute to the passing of time and how much humans have grown to obsess over it. The poem is an extended metaphor, using the repetition of “I am” to instigate that the voice is Time itself.