The Importance Of Death In Poetry

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A common topic through poetry, but no an easy topic to handle, is death. Death is the main idea throughout these poems, though death is used in different ways in each. For instances, death is used in one poem as though someone 's life is so busy and once they died, she ends up having all the time in the world to notice the small things in life and after life. Another example would be that death should always be fought no matter what age you are. One more example would be death won in the young athletes life, but that is not always a negative. When read together, “ Because I could not stop for Death”, “ Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night”, and “To an Athlete Dying Young” explore the theme of the dangerous allure of death. “Because I Could Not Stop for Death” is a about how during her life she was always so busy and felt like she had no time to do anything for herself while she was still alive. But now after death she gets to make time to watch the children play careless at recess and also had time to check out the ‘gazing sun’. “Because I Could Not Stop for Death” (Dickinson 577) she did not think she had enough time in her life to actually live to the fullest potentials that she should have been first in her busy life. Also, that she felt she could not do anything with life itself. “We pass the school, where Children strove” (Dickinson 577) when her life ended she had no choice by to stop and take time from her busy life to notice the little things, such as the school
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