Emily Dickinson became very well known for her fascination with death. Many of her poems focus on loss or loneliness, but the most compelling ones talk particularly about dying, specifically her own death and her own afterlife. Her captivation with suffering gives her poems a rare aspect, giving insight into a mind and a topic we know very little about. “Because I could not stop for Death” closely demonstrates Emily’s fascination with her religious doubts and life continuing after death. In this poem, the speaker is looking back on the moment of death, whereas in “I heard a fly buzz when I died,” the speaker is looking at the moments leading up to death, and in “I felt a funeral in my brain,” the speaker is describing death itself.
All the soldier can do is “wait for dark”. “dark” could be a reference to death as death is usually associated with darkness and dark colours. “waiting for dark” could also indicate that the soldier is waiting for his life to come an end, waiting for Death to take his life away. Owen uses the soldiers suffering, disability and to convey the horrors of war. In conclusion, Owen created an anti-poem war that aimed to convey “the pity of war”.
"Ghost" emphasis her child and how he is gone and it hasn 't hit her yet. Death in war is such a recurring scene in the poems, like "war photographer", which is described to be in war and also describes the death of men, women and children in war, "spools of suffering set out in ordered rows", ordered rows means the graves of humans that lost their lives in war, also "blood stained into foreign dust" which is a metaphor to describe the impact this war and all the other wars affect these countries and their people. "Mother in a refugee camp" also links to death in war, which affected her personally by the death of her son, because of their presence in a refugee camp; we must assume that they were displaced and that what might have caused the death of her only
In the book Walk Two Moons one of the many themes that carried throughout the book was acceptance. Some parts of the book show how acceptance is one of the themes. For example, Sal had to learn to accept death, Phoebe had to accept her family changing and all the things that happens thoughout that time, and Sal accepting her father’s relationship with Mrs. Cadaver. For the whole book the author of Walk Two Moons mentions throughout the book about how Sal is starting to accept death. Sal’s first experience with death is when her sister dies in her mom’s womb and isn’t technically born.
Om Prakash Tiwari reveals that in a letter Dickinson wrote that she was still hurt by the deaths even though she was comfortable with it. Dickinson said ‘“The dying's have been too deep for me, and before I could raise my heart from one, another has come.”’ (Tiwari 1) Dickinson’s poetry portrays death as an escape from reality. She related the real world to a place of stress and mayhem. She spent most of her time alone by herself and did not like communication (Tiwari 1). Her isolation from society gave her time to write her poetry and form her thoughts on death.
From the title of the poem, we can see that Dickinson has revealed to the reader instantly, that the poem is going to be dull and gloomy as she uses the word ‘death’ and ‘death’ is often associated with the loss of something or someone close. In the second line of the first stanza, we notice that death has been personified in the phrase “He kindly stopped for me“. This is linked with being a gentleman and this could imply that death is something not to feel scared about but instead, to feel
This is widely depicted in the song “Can the Circle Be Unbroken” which discusses the suffering and grief associated with the death of the narrators mother. This song successfully generates lament from the audience through its lyrics which ultimately paint a story. One may see this as the author states “But I could not hide my sorrow when they laid her in the grave…went back home Lord, my home was lonesome since my mother was gone...all my brothers, sisters crying, what a home so sad and lone”. However, although the author paints a story of his/her mothers funeral, they also express their comfort in knowing that their mother is gone but present with the Lord. This is depicted when they state “There’s a better place in the sky Lord, in the sky.
Woolf explores this notion through Mrs Dalloway, where the recurring motif of Big Ben that marks the changing hours conveys how time dominates and controls every individual’s life, leading them to their inevitable death. Clarissa reinforces this through the “late age of the world’s experience had bred in them…a well of tears” metaphorically representing the tragedy of lost youth due to war where many young men died before they lives could flourish. In doing so, this highlights the futility of life and reflects her contemplation of death as a better alternative. Woolf delves in the inner minds of the characters, in particular, Clarissa where she contemplates “did it matter that she must inevitably case completely” using the stream of consciousness to reveal the ontological concerns of mortality in a post war era. Hence, this disrupts linear time flow and allows characters to be distracted from their ultimate death and delay their inherent need for lost youth.
In Brechtˇs lifetime he experienced poverty and the horrors of war therefore he has strong views on both subject, these are clearly reflected in “Mother Courage and Her Children”. The play has a strong anti-war message and many of the main character are poverty stricken. Brecht started writing “Mother Courage” at the start of World War 2; he had to go into exile because the Nazis disagreed with his political views and opinions on the war. This meant he had to travel a lot during the war just like “Mother Courage” travelled in the play. The outbreaks of World War Two also lead him to write “Mother Courage” as he wanted to warn people against getting involved in the war.
Thus, he implies that the arts, like his poetry have a duty to show the reality, rather than a beautified representation.Firstly, Through the title “A Mother in a Refugee Camp”, Achebe reveals the extent of human suffering, presenting the poem’s duty to show the reality of victims of war. The antithetical juxtaposition of “Mother”, which creates the sense of belonging, and the alienation suggested in the idea of “a Refugee Camp”, is indicative of the aura of loss presented throughout the poem. This idea is emphasised through the use of the indefinite article which suggests the fact that she is merely one of many whom have been destroyed by the power of war, a statistic. We are abruptly shaken from an image of tenderness and lead to a juxtaposed graphic, terrible