To begin, it’s important for the two poets to led the readers to understand the context about death behind their poems and how it has inspired them to write about it. Throughout Dickinson’s life, she has experienced death in many ways and forms: with that, death has made a great impact in her writings. In Dickinson’s poem, “I heard a Fly buzz – when I died –,” Dickinson looks into the physical procedure of dying and how it affects not just herself, but others as well. When Dickinson was dying on her deathbed, she describes the fly as a figure of the theme death itself, as the wings of the fly basically cuts off the speaker of the poem. For Whitman, he has experienced death in the time of the Civil War.
Olds has a lot of poems that talks a lot about intimacy as well as vulgar language. Olds takes a path that not too many writers will take. In the poem titled “Satan Says”, “Say shit, say death, say fuck the father, Satan says, down my ear” (Foundation), Olds lets you that she is outspoken in her work as well as not afraid to use certain words. As for Pastan she is more conservative with her work. She is a keen observer who recognizes the realities of life: illness, aging, disappointment, fear and, yes, death (mezzocammin).
Having a paradox in a poem was a sign that you were a good poet during the Renaissance. Both poems relayed ideas that were not only relevant at the time they were written, but especially things people deal with on a day to day
The poem “The Lesson” written by Maya Angelou is about the trials of life and death. In the poem Maya demonstrates that life needs to be embraced, even at its worst moments. Maya….. The poem is about the hardships and the bitter sweet feelings of dealing with life and death. The poem begins with a hyperbole saying “I keep on dying again” meaning that she has already died, and has actually died more than once and that this will continue to happen.
The first line and the last line are connected through the light and death, demonstrating the relationship of the negativity and finality of death to the limited, specific light (1, 16). The rhyme scheme in only the last stanza is ABAB marking the increasing connection between the lines of the poem. “Death” and “breath” rhyme, associating the lack of breath to death (14, 16). The light that is causing the shadows to stop breathing is the same light likened to death. This negative, dark light could be killing which is ironic because this light has a tone of
The use of imagery in poems can often help the reader better understand what the poet is trying to get across and in both these poems the imagery was used great and was very helpful.Essay #2 Emily Dickinson has written many poems throughout her career. Theres many different themes to them such as death,hope,peace,and freedom. While no two poems have the exact same theme, there are a few poems that share the broad idea. In Emily 's poem “I heard a fly buzz when I died” and another one of her poems “Because I could not stop for death” they both share the theme of death. While both of these poems by Emily Dickinson share the theme of death, they are not the same.
The mood that is conveyed is similar, it makes the reader feel sad and dark. Talking about winter in a negative connotation while discussing death does not put one in an upbeat mood, however he describes it in a way that makes the reader feel calm. It is like Bryant is at peace with his daughter’s death, and it is conveyed in the mood of the poem. He writes, “So gentle and so beautiful, should perish with the flowers”(30). While he is talking about a dark and tragic topic, he uses words like “gentle” and “beautiful” as ways of making the reader know that even though she is gone, he is alright.
At the final line, one can conclude that the speaker has died. The poem is also effective when it comes to the issue of describing the deathbed scene in detail. The speaker’s loved ones are present by the bed, as they brace themselves for what is viewed as inevitable. Although I had to read the poem many times to understand what is between the lines, I find it simple even when talking about something unwanted (death). Dickinson has used concepts that I can relate to, such as a storm, in order to describe a moment that I have never experienced.
I. First Impressions When I start reading the Emily Dickinson 479, I noticed that in this poem the person is explaining their thought's. Dickinson 479, this mostly, sets a very sad mood and she was a maverick for the span of her life and miserably focused on the possibility of death. II. Vocabulary and Diction In Dickinson poem, I noticed word like "Immortality", "Death", "Civility", "Eternity" and etc.
Naomi Shihab Nye is a Poet, and a well known one at that, she has written many great pieces. The three that are the most life changing are Wedding Cake, Hidden and The Rider. Naomi has inspired so many women and people of other races that they can do anything they want, just like her. She is an amazing person who by defying all odds and being different than everyone else in her life and still doing what she wants to do. Nye’s text Wedding cake impacted the movement of Equality for women and for people of other races.