The imagery is the techniques used all over the seven stanzas in this poem to describe the image of the Death the movement, and the sound which included Auditory, Visual, and Kinetic. The First stanza described the environment in the cemeteries, the heart refers to the dead bodies in the graves and a tunnel could be coffins. The dead bodies sleeping in a tunnel which give the image of the coffin and in this stanza the poet also used a Simile in the last three lines by using word “like” and “as though.” The poet compared the graves like a shipwreck that is the death will take the human go down and drowning to the underground like the dead bodies in the graves. The last line “as though we lived falling out of the skin into the soul.” is like the rotting of the dead bodies. The second stanza there is one Simile in this
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
The poet uses the descriptive language to create an image of complete resistance to death. In the first line of the first stanza, the poet seems to feel very determined by directly proposing that one should not accept their fate easily. He kept urging the elders to keep moving and not to give up their life easily. It is very confused as he used the words “gentle” and “good” to describe “night” but he urged people not to go into that “good night”. Night can be used in connection to darkness as at night there was no light and everywhere is dark.
In this poem the speaker personifies death as a gentleman caller saying “Because I could not stop for Death- / He kindly stopped for me-.” Dickinson portrays death as kind and gentle as opposed to something morbid and evil, and that it should be feared. In the third stanza anaphora is used in the repetition of the words “We passed” at the beginning of the 9th, 11th, and 12th lines. This technique is used to show that the “speaker in the poem is passing through everything that she has already lived through, thus giving the reader a sense of life going by.” In this stanza the speaker is essentially seeing her life again and watching it as it goes by the carriage from childhood until the “Setting Sun”, which symbolizes the end of her life. Then in the fourth stanza the speaker says “Or rather-He passed us- / The Dews drew quivering and chill-.” This is an image of the chill of death, and how when a human’s blood stops pumping and the sun has set on one’s life, then the body becomes cold. In the fifth stanza the carriage the speaker is riding in is “paused before a House that seemed / A Swelling in the Ground-.” The house is actually a symbol for the speaker’s grave, but the use of this symbol allows the poet “to lighten the tone of the graveyard scene.” The use of the carriage pulling up to a house rather than a graveyard keeps the poem from taking a more ominous approach, and maintains the mood that was set at the beginning of the poem.
The speaker of the lyric begins by tending to a lady who has been ease back to react to his sentimental advances. In the principal stanza he depicts how he would love her if he somehow managed to be unrestricted by the limitations of a typical life expectancy. He could invest hundreds of years respecting each piece of her body and her protection from his advances would not debilitate him. In the second stanza, he mourns how short human life is. When life is finished, the speaker battles, the chance to appreciate each other is gone, as nobody grasps in death.
Stanza two switches to a different time period, Antebellum America, with Death pictured as a man hunting down a runaway slave, torturing the speaker in an attempt to extract information regarding the slave’s whereabouts. Like the first stanza, the speaker is resisting Death in order to preserve the lives of others, except stanza two’s imagery is a lot more brutal and far less passive. The third and final stanza is made up of the speaker’s denouncement of Death and proclamation of secrecy. The
The narrator goes around the place and settles in the “house” which is the grave in this case although it is not illustrated in the poem. The narrator had been settling here for a long time and at this instance death was courteous. In the last stanza, the setting of the poem changes when the reader realizes that the occurrence was after death which means that the setting was different from the already explained in the first three
He was his “North, [his] South, [his] East and West” (line 9) can mean this man was a compass to him, he guided him and always showed him the right direction and the right things to do. The man was also his “working week and [his] sunday rest, [his] noon, [his] midnight, [his] talk, [his] song” (line 10-11), he had a really important place in the speaker 's daily life, it is like the spent every weeks, every days, every hours together. We understand now the pain of the speaker who must feels empty since his death. The last line of this stanza goes in this direction, and is really heartbreaking and unexpected. The speaker ends-up with the metaphors and say the things like they are : he “thought that love would last forever” (line 12) and this death made him understand he was wrong.
The line “in the sky the dust dissected tangential light” showed the change in time and the mood of the poem. The term “rising soon” indicated the change to a certain degree of seriousness of the last stanza of the poem. In the fourth stanza, the writer showed a degree of negativity by describing more about the human nature and the phenomenons we see in our society. He talked about people abandoning their past as if “a boy throwing away his toffee-wrappers” and how people always see the future rather than the present like how parents plan everything for their child even before their child is born. He ended the stanza and the poem by pointing out which death is the human nature and the cycle of