The Transformation that Changes our Lives The poet Emily Dickinson in her poem, I Felt a Funeral in my Brain that is the first line of the poem, not a special title that Dickinson chose. It tells about the story of the experience of the speaker in the poem who is transforming from place to another. Many readers would take this poem as an explanation of what happens after death, what the dead body feels in the funeral. In my opinion, this poem talks about the enlighten road that humans would feel when they explore a new idea of living, it’s not necessary to be about the other life after death. It depends about how people see their lives. In this essay, I will explain the imageries that this poem states and what are the hidden messages that the writer is trying to make the reader feel and explore. This spiritual poem is a metaphor of the events in the funeral that shows another face of death which it is another image of transformation, that led to positive …show more content…
Senses her is suppose to be like more as the truth or reality that is breaking through, the senses of the good spiritual thing which is born in at the same events of the deep sorrow surrounding the funeral which is an imagery of the speaker’s life. Moreover, the poem shows the upcoming events of the transformation of the speaker, and how he is feeling after this change. From the second stanza, “My mind was going numb-” here the writer refer to the mind as a symbol of noisy thing that keeps remembering you by the rules, social life style that you should follow, which take you back from getting out from the box that this social life put you in. this mind now is getting it’s freedom from anything would stop it from thinking differently than others like, society, formed laws, or cultural atmosphere at the place you live
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/3 Pathos is created in this poem by using significant words which have immediate associations with common emotions and circumstances in most reader’s minds. These words include “freedom”, “caged”, “grave”, “dreams”, “sing, and “fearful”, among others. These words, and the ideas behind them, are often used in both regular discussions and media surrounding the general ideas of freedom and longing for it. Freedom is one of the most important ideas
The conflicting interests of the mother and the father result in a situation where one must make a sacrifice in order to preserve the connection in the family. The flat depressed tone of the poem reflects the mother’s unhappiness and frustration about having to constantly
Therefore, the main subject and symbol of this poem is the door which can be a barrier in life that is trying to protect humans from being disappointed, but at the same time by opening the door a person can make the world a better place for oneself and use the most of life. Furthermore, the poem is full of multitudinous visual pictures of simple things which are a part of everyday life on earth. With simple images the writer explains the process of changing one self, trying to connect everyday things. The poet believes that he is able to encourage the readers to think more about their life and at the end make a drought how to overcome obstacles and achieve what they have planned.
In the poem WE NEVER KNOW HOW HIGH WE ARE, by Emily Dickinson, recognizing the theme is about knowing our self-worth and admiring how great we can honestly be. The author uses personification in her poem, a form of figurative speech, to convey the idea that a non-human property, such as our "Stature," can have a human characteristic such a "touching."; the author uses a figure of speech known as "rhyme" or "rhyming" in sentences 2,4,5, It is to insert a particular rhythm into the poem to maintain its flow, using the rhyming to ensure that the current flow will remain constant throughout the poem. Overall the author’s purpose was understood. Using the element of personification make the non- human property twisted the understanding of the
Conflict is a big theme and many poems and texts have been written on this topic, but two of the most well done and most expressive poems about this topics are “Out of the Blue” and “The Charge of the Light Brigade”. Even though the topic is the same the two authors, Simon Armitage and Alfred, Lord Tennyson, present the theme with different approaches, one about the innocent, one about the ones that chose to get involved In the conflict. The first poem, “Out of the blue”, is about the terrorist acts on 9/11 and the position that the ordinary people were putting in. The people that have been caught in the two towers were ordinary people going to their jobs and doing their daily routines and they were definitely not expecting what happened.
In the poem “Because I could not stop for death” by Emily Dickinson, death is described as a person, and the narrator is communicating her journey with death in the afterlife. During the journey the speaker describes death as a person to accompany her during this journey. Using symbolism to show three locations that are important part of our lives. The speaker also uses imagery to show why death isn 't’ so scary.
American Romanticism American Romanticism is a concept that developed in the 17th century. Romanticism is all about emotions, the meaning of life, religion, society, the human form, death, and nature. Romanticism is very diverse and complex because each writer interprets the themes differently and each person who reads the poem can see something different and unique. Two famous and influential romantic poets were Emily Dickinson and Walt Whitman. Although Emily Dickinson and Walt Whitman were both romantic poets they interpreted society and death in two completely different ways.
The meaning of this text is death; it comes and it goes. Death is inevitable, and you can not prevent it. This text explains passing memories before going into darkness. “We passed the school, we passed the fields, and we passed the setting sun,” these words represent the tension, instability, and motion. The last part of the poem explains relaxation, stability, and rest; “the dews drew quivering and chill” these words express the calmness of death.
The reader can feel her great depression through the poem. In addition, in order to handle her problems, under the guidance of her psychiatrist, she wrote poetry as her therapy. The form of her poem, which was not organized, could be explained through this fact. It looked like she wrote her thoughts quickly. One thought chased another thought.
In “Because I Could Not Stop For Death”, Emily Dickinson uses imagery and symbols to establish the cycle of life and uses examples to establish the inevitability of death. This poem describes the speaker’s journey to the afterlife with death. Dickinson uses distinct images, such as a sunset, the horses’ heads, and the carriage ride to establish the cycle of life after death. Dickinson artfully uses symbols such as a child, a field of grain, and a sunset to establish the cycle of life and its different stages. Dickinson utilizes the example of the busyness of the speaker and the death of the sun to establish the inevitability of death.
The attitudes to grief over the loss of a loved one are presented in two thoroughly different ways in the two poems of ‘Funeral Blues’ and ‘Remember’. Some differences include the tone towards death as ‘Funeral Blues’ was written with a more mocking, sarcastic tone towards death and grieving the loss of a loved one, (even though it was later interpreted as a genuine expression of grief after the movie “Four Weddings and a Funeral” in 1994), whereas ‘Remember’ has a more sincere and heartfelt tone towards death. In addition, ‘Funeral Blues’ is entirely negative towards death not only forbidding themselves from moving on but also forbidding the world from moving on after the tragic passing of the loved one, whilst ‘Remember’ gives the griever
It’s said that Thomas was an alcoholic and it was deemed that the cause of his death was because of the obsession and also it was accentuated with the grief he felt for his father approaching death. The form of the poem is elegy whereby Thomas used the poem by expressing his grief for his father’s impending death. It is vital to know the poet state of mind in order to relate or understand the poem. Therefore, descriptive language used by the poet should be focused to further know the poet’s is trying to impose.
There are seven stanzas in this poem and the techniques appeared in the poem are Imagery, Simile, Metaphor, and Alliteration. The imagery is the techniques used all over the seven stanzas in this poem to describe the image of the Death the movement, and the sound which included Auditory, Visual, and Kinetic. The First stanza described the environment in the cemeteries, the heart refers to the dead bodies in the graves and a tunnel could be coffins. The dead bodies sleeping in a tunnel which give the image of the coffin and in this stanza the poet also used a Simile in the last three lines by using word “like” and “as though.”
The different key features also plays an important role for example the tone that is being formed by the lyrical voice that can be seen as a nephew or niece. This specific poem is also seen as an exposition of what Judith Butler will call a ‘gender trouble’ and it consist of an ABBA rhyming pattern that makes the reading of the poem better to understand. The poem emphasizes feminist, gender and queer theories that explains the life of the past and modern women and how they are made to see the world they are supposed to live in. The main theories that will be discussed in this poem will be described while analyzing the poem and this will make the poem and the theories clear to the reader. Different principals of the Feminist Theory.