Solitude At one point in anyone’s life, no matter how much friends ones have or how deep ones relationships with their love ones are. Loneliness is inevitable. Now, how anyone deal with it are different. As for Mark Strand, the poet, he developed this feeling of solitude and integrated it with in his poems, using it as a theme and represent it from three different perspectives in three of his poems: “Lines for the winner”, “Keeping things whole” and “The Remains.” In the first poem "Lines for the Winner" (Mark Strand, 1979), as the title suggested, is a poem related to accomplishment or how to accomplish certain goals. Strand claimed such thing came with a price and the pay is none other than solitude.
The text states in a dreadful and shocking tone, “That the wind came out of the cloud by night, chilling and killing my Annabel Lee” (Poe 25-26). In the poem, “i carry your heart with me(i carry it in my heart)” by E E Cummings, is a very powerful poem about love. It is mainly about a man who knows that his life is complete because he has his love by his side. The author uses passionate and warm hearted words to make the reader have and feel an emotional mood toward the poem. In a spiritual and loving tone it states, “i want, no world(for beautiful you are my world,my true)” (Cummings 6-7).
As the “glowing” flames turn to “ashes,” he too must come to rest on his “deathbed.” The choice of a fire is incredibly final. Ashes, once burned, cannot be relit, and life, once expired, cannot be revived. But like a fire, the shorter a life goes on, the hotter the flame must burn. This is evident in the phrase “Consum'd with that which it was nourish'd by.” The author lives for love, but his life also seems short because he is always wants more of it. Shakespeare implies that the boy’s love either is strong, or must be
Dylan Thomas is a Welch poet who deals with themes such as life, death and time. He is most known for his poem “Do Not Go Gentle into That Good Night”, which is a villanelle directed at his dying father, asking him not to die peacefully, but to leave his impression on the world and to go out with a bang. Additionally, another poem by Thomas which deals with the concept of death, and the force of time is “The Force That through the Green Fuse Drives the Flower”. When comparing and analyzing these two poems by this poet, the reader can observe his particular use of metaphors, repetition and imagery to convey his inner feelings towards death and its cyclical nature. 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.
William Butler Yeats is an Irish poet and he was one of the most leading writers of 20th century. Yeats studied poetry in a very yound age and from 1900 his poetry grew more physical and realistic. Yeats wrote a very heart touching poem of the struggle during World War 1 and its effects on the people. In the poem Easter 1916 and An Irish Airman foresses his death shows the events where Yeats himself experienced the pain and the struggle. In this essay Yeats will basically talk about the two dissimilar of war and its effects.
Time is big theme in this poem as it shows Yeats technique of looking to the past when writing about the present. Time has a wearying effect in the poem and the speaker is reminded of his love life and how it did not end up how he had once planned it. He says that time has “worn his heart out.” “We saw the embers of daylight die” The tone of the poem changes here as the day comes to an end. Yeats started to compare and connect time with negative things leaving the three characters in the poem to sit in quietness and think about the effects that time has had on their lives. (Jeffares and Wilson) William Butler Yeats explored the formation of the new state and its complications in his poetry, his comparing and contrasting of past and present is what defined him in Irish literature.
“Leaves of Grass” is a collection of his poems and is the book that has influenced not only Americans, but also people all over the world. “O Captain! My Captain!” is one of the poems in this book and is a part of his representative work. In “O Captain! My Captain!” by Walt Whitman, readers can see how the death of Abraham Lincoln leads him to create a poem with a distinct rhyme scheme while focusing on the literal meaning of the loss of the President; Walt Whitman also uses symbols and a variety of literary devices to develop the poem with the theme of the death of Lincoln and the end of the Civil War.
• Historical Perspective of the Poem Most poem readers would take the poem at face-value, disregarding its poetic composition, rhyming and ideas asserted. According to Robert Frost, the poem was composed in just one night. The poem ‘Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening’ was composed in 1922 and published in 1923 in ‘New Hampshire’ volume. After pulling off an all-nighter on his poem ‘New Hampshire’, he stepped outside in wee hours of the morning and had a sudden inspiration for the poem. A love for nature, imagery and personification are found recurrently.
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
It is then hinted to be a sad poem almost initially by just reading the title. The latter is quite different however, where the title is more of a line taken from the poem itself but nevertheless suggests some kind of advice of not treating the night within one’s comfort zone. It is important to know that when one speaks about the topic of death, it is almost also expected to talk about life. Both poems, as seen in their tone, share three important ideas on the subject of life and death. First is the acceptance of the inevitable death, second is living life to the hilt, and finally, death being wasted on the good.