Her “mind was going numb” (Dickinson 8) from the beating of the drums, and she felt people “creak across my Soul” (Dickinson 10) which implies a painful and uncomfortable experience. Goldfarb argues the speaker moves “into a new realm of perception,” Moran asserts she loses her sanity throughout the poem and Pineiro reasons the speaker passes into an endless world after death. When analyzing Emily Dickinson’s “I felt a Funeral, in my Brain,” critics acknowledge something dies, but many differences are present, and the extent to which their theories diverge demonstrates the power of diction to create complexity. The way in which a critic interprets the first line develops the interpretations of the rest of the poem and the differences in the topic among the analysts prove the power of diction to create intricacy. Although Goldfarb and Moran both interpret the first line as a metaphor, the
Poe creates a depressing mood as he characterizes the scene, the speaker’s circumstances, and his resultant mental health. In “The Raven,” Poe begins by conveying that it was a dreary midnight (line 1) in the bleak December (line 9). Immediately his word choices create a somber, depressing image in the reader’s mind. He continues by saying that he is full of sorrow because the love of his life, Lenore, was nameless evermore in the world (line 11). The speaker is full of grief and misery over her loss and is surrounded by loneliness.
When the writer Jackson H. Brown said “ 20 years from now one will be more disappointed by the things one did not do than by the things one did do,” he showcases how missed opportunities lead to regret in the future. Similarly, the author Yukio Mishima depicts how people cope with this remorse. In his short story “ Swaddling Clothes”, Mishima explores a guilty conscience by defining the dream sequence of the protagonist, who learns to deal with her corrupt marriage, unleash her hidden voice, and question ascribed status. Toshiko’s unfulfilling marriage causes her to feel isolated and alone. At first, her empty relationship drives Toshiko to bottle up her emotions, but when she discovers independence, all feelings of stress and anxiety are
Sylvia Plath is a poet and author that holds one of the most mysterious backstories to this day, she still has dedicated fans to her work, her life story, and her mindset. From her kind yet troubled nature to an abusive husband, the elusive period leading to why she ended her own life remains clear to no-one but herself (Schober,“11 September... to Aurelia Plath.”) . Un-published letters by Sylvia to this day are being found, claiming that Ted, her husband, abused her two days before her miscarriage of her second child, and telling her that he wanted her dead (Kean, “Unseen Sylvia...abuse by Ted Hughes.”) . I believe that Sylvia Plath’s work is some of the best examples of confessional poetry that relates to the poet itself and her work ‘mirror’ shows this well. Plath was born on October 27, 1932 in Boston, MA to Otto Plath, a German author, and Aurelia Frances Plath (Stienburg, “Sylvia Plath.”) .
Sylvia Plath’s “Lady Lazarus” speaks of Plath’s failed suicide attempts and the concept of death. The poem itself is extremely personal and terribly dark. Through diction, figurative language and tone Plath is able to convey the idea in which she is a female version of Lazarus, hence the title of her poem, criticizing how society has treated her and her own self-portrait. Right off the bat, Plath masks the theme of death. In the first tercet Plath confesses that she has “done it again” and every ten years manages “it”, she never specifically addresses what this action is until later in the piece but instead sets the overall theme, which is death; both figurative and literal.
“I desire the things which will destroy me in the end.” Sylvia Plath. A quote once said by the melancholic Sylvia Plath. There is much more to Sylvia than sorrow. With a notebook for a canvas and her trauma a paintbrush, Sylvia created outstanding works of art and literature. Sylvia Plath led a sad life, but that is only the surface of her l. Sylvia Plath led a gloomy life the culminated into eloquent writings.
In Hemingway’s short stories great attention is paid to a matter of disillusionment, depression and existential difficulties. It is very probable that those are re-sults of disillusionment and dislocation that Hemingway suffered himself due to his experi-ences during World War I. Society was greatly affected by different kinds of loss, and they were defined by suffering; either physical or mental, caused by memories, trauma as well as shell-shock. Finally, Hemingway’s characters were also forced to cope with losing faith in values, ideas and beliefs which highlight the nothingness haunting humanity.
Despite being on her death bed Granny feels as if she just fell ill of a common cold and believes she would be better in a few days. Reliability is something that is not present in Granny 's narration of her last moments. Moreover, a first person account of events is faulty in itself as the audience can only read what a single person thinks is happening. Granny is a particular character as she is undoubtedly unaware of her own actions and averting of her own feelings. This can be read in the excerpt, "For sixty years she had prayed against remembering him and against losing her soul in the deep pit of hell, and now the two things were mingled in one and the thought of him was a smoky cloud from hell that moved and crept in her head when she had just got rid of Doctor Harry and was trying to rest a minute (Literature: An Introduction to Fiction, Poetry, Drama, and
She committed suicide after being haunted by feelings of “ill[ness], isolat[ion], and … despair” (VanSpanckeren 83) and after having an ongoing struggle with the ‘self’ and the ‘other.’ She was an eminent female poet of the 1960s whose poems mirrored the “personal” and “proto-feminist cry of anguish” (VanSpanckeren 83). Nassia Linardou claims that Sexton was considered “the high priestess” and “the Mother” (89) of confessional poetry. Her acclaimed talent emanated from her boldness to evoke newly-tackled issues such as mother-daughter relationship, suicide and sexuality. As a female poet, Sexton rebuilt her fragmented identity through her poems. Her poetry thrived on issues of the female incessant struggle, and her poems were “encoded with images of domesticity and motherhood – images which gender [her] poetry – and [her] employment of the first person pronoun” in her poetry (Crosbie 59).
In the poem, she uses the connotative word, shatter, to describe the real heart ache. This shows the reader that the speaker is attempting to grab their attention and really explain to them the idea of loss. Losing someone can be just as