He notices the “light is mostly drained,” the railing is “pretty damn rotted,” and the leaves are dry and yellow. These are all pessimistic and dismal observations to make about nature. These observations only reflect and coincide with his thoughts and feelings towards death. In We Were the Mulvaneys, Joyce Carol Oates uses depressing tones, repetition, specific punctuation, and dismal imagery to emphasize the narrator’s thoughts and feelings about death. These literary devices not only help to do so, but they help to draw out the anxiousness Judd Mulvaney experiences.
“Presently my soul grew stronger, hesitating no longer” Poe was a mysterious writer who died without a trice of how. In most of Poe’s stories the narrator wants to solve a problem. But he went about it wrong, then people died and he got caught. In Poe’s short stories the theme is grief and depression follows when you resort to revenge and violence is shown in conflict, character, and figurative language. In Poe’s story “The Cask of Amontillado” revenge take over Montresor’s life.
Death is inevitable. For some, obsessing over not knowing when and where it might occur can often drive them to insanity. However, for others, it is simply a transition into a more perfect eternal life. John Keats and Henry Longfellow portray the concept of dying in two distinct perspectives in their poems “When I Have Fears” and “Mezzo Cammin.” Despite differing viewpoints, they use techniques such as verse, verse form and language to portray the same theme: Death will occur at an unknown time and how a person chooses to cope will impact the rest of one’s life. John Keats came from a family that suffered from harsh illness and many relatives that died at rather young ages.
I was inspired to write this poem because as I was thinking and writing about life, I also thought about death, and felt like it was necessary to include a poem regarding it. Literally, this poem addresses the readers and asks them not to mourn my death, but to keep me in their memories, “keeping me alive”. This can be interpreted as a criticism for mourning, as I state that “I will be just and empty corpse, / decaying in the bacteria filled soil.” and “cannot receive your mourning”. This poem includes many literary devices, one of such being metaphors/euphemisms. These are used to describe harsher ideas such as death while maintaining a somewhat reminiscent tone.
‘Wish’ by Carol Ann Duffy is about wishing to resurrect a body. It presents death in rewind and undoes all the suffering that has to do with death. ‘Wish’ is a very personal poem compared to the other poems Carol Ann Duffy had written. However, although it is quite personal, it is also a mixture of being personal and connecting with the public, since it relates to the themes of mistreated women from earlier in her collection of poems. The ‘wish’ in this poem is to undo every suffering; to resurrect the dead, meaning to bring back someone who has been lost.
Robert Frost, one of America 's most famous poets wrote the poem ¨Acquainted with the ¨Acquainted with the Night”is an example of one of Frost´s ¨depressing” poems. Deirdre Fagan says that, ¨The poem shares something in common with Frost 's other journey poems, such as "Into My Own." He once again finds himself alone, only this time the setting is very different¨ When you read the poem it really makes you feel like you are in that lonely state. Critic Elizabeth Isaacs, for example, argues that the poem "strives to experience precisely the essence of man 's existence in his lonely human state." Frost experienced quite a few tragedies throughout his life.
In some ways both short stories were written with some similarities in mind. In both of the short stories that were told there was a death taken place which is a sad thing in stories that could affect the mood of the reader. After the death, there is someone to clean it up and keep it secret so no one would know In both of the stories there is a unique writing style used to add effect to the story. These are some of the things that were used in both stories that kind of put them together as
How purposeful is this information with regard to the character 's psychological condition? What is important in analyzing and understanding the character? The chosen poem has confused audiences literally from the beginning. The complication with understanding of "The Road Not Taken" starts, appropriately enough, with its title. Revoke the poem 's conclusion: ″Two roads diverged in a wood, and I -/ I took the one less traveler by, / And that has made all the difference.″ these are not only the poem 's best – admitted lines, but the ones that gain what most readers take to be its central image: a lonely path that we take at tremendos risk, possibly for great reward.
In some regions, death is a word people wail and mourn over, while in others speaking about it is a taboo. This is taken to the extreme in the dystopian book, The Giver, by Lois Lowry. The community in the book sees death in an altered way compared to how the real world does, seeing it for it’s practical uses instead of having emotional ties like the physical reality, which sparks debates on where the line is in terms of the idea of death and whether using death as a tool is ethical. When someone in the real world dies, the people who knew that person mourn them. When someone in the book dies or is released, it is not the case.
Edgar Allan Poe was an American author; he mainly focused in genres such as short stories and poems. Poe didn’t have much of an academic background in literature but, he excelled in it. Some people believe that his success was mostly due to the fact that his life was very sad, filled by a series on misfortunate events, such as being an orphan, suffering from poverty and being constantly surrounded by death. In his works, Poe portrays narratives that are characterized by their mystery and macabre. The topic of death was ever present in his work, constantly describe with dark moods and somewhat terrifying settings.