“I have a rendezvous with Death”. This poem is written by Alan Seeger. It talks about situation of speaker in war on theme of death. He starts his title “I have a rendezvous with Death” with paradoxical words. The word "rendezvous" is a positive term where people arrange to meet each other with willing. For the word "Death" also known as in negative term means losses that no one wants to meet with him. He also uses ironic diction. There are three stanzas; six, eight, and ten lines. Including to rhyme scheme throughout each stanza. In the first stanza, speaker talks about war is coming, and where he arranges to meet with Death, he can meet at the war in the Spring. "I have a rendezvous with Death at some disputed barricade" He writes the word …show more content…
As in line 7 “It may be he shall take my hand”, he in this line refers to the Death that may take his hand to where speaker called dark land “And lead me into his dark land” in line 8. His dark land is the Death’s land; refers to hell or Inferno where has only darkness. “And close my eyes and quench my breath—” it is what the Death do when he brings someone like a state of dead who closes eyes and stopes breathing. Another condition is in line 10 “It may be I shall pass him still.” that he may survives from this war like he pass the Death. In line 12-14 speaker talks about place and time that he can meets with the Death in line 11 "I have a rendezvous with Death". First place is in war field where he can meet death as in line 12 "On some scarred slope of battered hill", battered hill refers to distant rest in war field where there are my people and speaker, and battered hill is filled with scar because of enemy attack. And time he can meets death are in line 13 "When Spring comes round again this year" and line 14 "And the first meadow-flowers appear." the first meadow-flowers is not referring to actual flowers, it ironically refers to the explosions like flowers in meadow. When they are happened, it also occurs death. There are rhyme schemes in this stanza, "hand" and "land" are a full rhyme", "still" and "hill" are a full rhyme, and "year" and "appear" are also a full
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