By using First Person Confessional, Zusak is able to give Death human like qualities. This allows readers to see a situation from a unique perspective not coming from another human, but still having that human like view. “I am haunted by humans” (Zusak 550). Giving death human like qualities allows readers to eliminate the feeling that death is some heartless entity everyone should fear. The readers can even relate to Death because of the feelings he/she acquires through the actions of man in the book.
Throughout both poems, the writer makes use of these poetic devices in similar and contrasting ways to relay to the reader his inner battle with the concept of death. Within both
They dull my eyes”. The personification here helps the reader better comprehend what the speaker looks like. With the amount of hardships they have gone through and the “wrinkles” on their face, it is presumed to be an elder speaking. The last line of the poem brings a whole new aspect to the poem saying “I keep on dying, Because I love to live.” This is such a powerful line that gives reason to all of the sorrows through the speaker’s life. The speaker explains that she loves to live.
Emily Dickinson lived during a time when many would become very well acquainted with death. As such it would become a specter that was feared as it could make an appearance at any time. So looking at Dickinson 's work it seems rather interesting that taken as a collection there seems to be the tale of one character that comes to view death in a multitude of different ways throughout their life. First is the feared figure that leaves them restless, then death comes as something numbing but leaves the living to celebrate the life of the one that has passed, life as a story that is completed and finished upon death, and finally coming to see death as kind figure that takes one to a new home. this finally view is what paints death as something that is not to be feared but rather as something natural, it is the next
Within the text of As I Lay Dying, the Bundrens face many emotions while dealing with Addie’s death. Whenever strong sadness is bound to be felt, hats are mentioned. Due to this, I believe the wearing of hats represents experiencing sorrow and grief. In The Power of Myth, Joseph Campbell speaks about how experience is necessary to fully understand a message (73). This relates to emotion.
In “Invictus,” William Henley uses a first person narrative to describe oneself experiencing extreme pain and suffering; he advances to describing how one overcomes the pain and suffering. When Henley speaks of the different aspects of one's’ life, he uses proper words and terminology that a reader can understand and that is the goal of his diction- to make the poem relatable and real. In “We Grow Accustomed to the Dark,” Emily Dickinson transitions between multiple perspectives in her narration, at some points she will use
Being in that situation leads you to many paths like some people can cry and cry for days, others will be sad and be by themselves until they don't feel down anymore, some other people would like better be surrounded by their loved ones and friends, others will lost their consciousness just like the narrator, and even some other people would just go to the extreme by killing themselves. Not all human beings are the same, all will react differently to different situations that we pass, and that's normal we are different and that's what makes us ourselves. I think this poem this poem is real by the fact of this poor man passing a horrible situation. This man lost the love of his life and now is December the month of love, family and happiness but he does not know
In this poem, Dickinson shows the idea of separation by death in human life and the consequences that come up following by death to people who left. A third event to me,/ So huge, so hopeless to conceive,(L. 4-5) The speaker feels disappointed toward death because death makes her apart from her friends or relatives. The anger reaction that the speaker expressed drives toward aggression but not result in aggressive acts. The aggressiveness just comes up in her mind as the feeling of upset. There are no actual acts of aggression that brings to destruction in this poem.
Each death that I experienced were all different in their own way but all have one thing in common. Everyone that is in involved with grieving for an individual agree takes time. Everyone does it differently whether that is talking about their death or crying maybe screaming in many cases I’ve seen. One thing I’ve learned is we must accept it and if we are mad or sad we must first understand the death and the emotions that may come with it. I begin to understand it is part of life and everyone is going to die someday.
Thoughts in regards to suicide often include empathy for the dead, and wonder as to what drove the person to end their life. All too often, people ignore a rather important consideration: the thoughts and feelings of those left behind. The loved ones are left with the remorse, despondence, and grieving, while the dead are absolved of their worldly anguish. In “The Grieving Never Ends”, Roxanne Roberts employs a variety of rhetorical tactics including metaphors, imagery, tone, and syntax to illustrate the indelible effects of suicide on the surviving loved ones. Roberts effectively uses metaphors to express the complex, abstract concepts around suicide and human emotion in general.