Auden’s poem has an underlying feeling of hope, yes death is something that is sad, but we shouldn’t dwell on it, we take it in stride and move on as best we can. “What he was, he was: What he is fated to become depends on us”(Auden 7-9) a much better message to give for dealing with loss. The feeling of hopelessness is very relatable, as everyone has
Wordsworth wrote in his poem Tintern Abbey that he had once“...bounded o’er the mountains, by the sides of the deep rivers, and the lonely streams, wherever nature led,” (lines 66-70). These lines give a short insight of the admiration that Wordsworth had for nature and its powers. This particular poem written by Wordsworth puts into words his feelings that nature is the most effective way to escape the busy world. He writes writes to his readers informing them that a person only needs a few good moments in your life to sustain it. Wordsworth also reflects on his own life and comes to the realization that part of the human condition is forgetting what it is like to young when one grows old.
Furthermore, his belief was focused that one needs to participate in negative emotions to relieve the pain that he or she feels. Edgar Allan Poe creates a character in desperate need of aid in “The Fall of the House of Usher,” utilizing an aspect of art: music, to try and relieve Roderick of the pain he is dealing with a the solution to his suffering, but does not provide permanent relief. Art in “The Fall of the House of Usher” is structured to have Roderick arouse feelings of cheerfulness as he listens to music. For instance, his mental state was abnormal based on the narrator 's initial description, “He suffered much from a morbid acuteness of the senses; the most insipid food was alone endurable...could wear only garments of certain texture...flowers were oppressive...tortured by a faint light...and these from stringed instruments, which did not inspire him with horror” (Poe 164). The narrator 's depiction of Roderick portrays him
Even within "Tintern Abbey," Wordsworth shows an unpleasant time through his lamentation of the loss of youth. In some ways the poem refers to a crisis of passing time, maturation, and the effects of memory on "that best portion of a good man's life" (34). By claiming "all its aching joys are now no more," (85) he laments the passage of time. Memory helps to highlight the good in these times long passed. This crisis of age is eased through his utilization of the memories he has created at places like Tintern Abbey.
Background To analyze the poem critically, it is very important to understand the milieu in which the poem was written, because this poem is highly autobiographical expressing the mental state of poet at that time. Earlier, he was a close associate of Wordsworth and was highly influenced by his views of nature but later at the time when this poem was composed his unhappy fate led him to contradict wordsworthian stance of nature. When Coleridge composed this poem, he was suffering from deep emotional dejection because of domestic discord and crises in creative imagination. His unfulfilled love for Sara Hutchinson and opium addiction worked havoc for his poetic powers. These events brought him to such a despondency that he felt himself separated from nature and drowned in an endless dismal pain.
Frost was always obsessed with the beauty of rural life and even though he denies being nature poet he always seems to demonstrate the relationship of humanity and nature. The death of many of his family members also demonstrates his body of work. His grieving and thoughts about poetry show why his poetry was so melancholy. The poetry he wrote took the subject of death seriously enough to show how it affects people 's emotions and ways of seeing the world. Another key aspect of Frost 's life was how he kept literary traditionalism in his poetry.
For instance, Edgar uses figurative language to develop the theme. In his poem, he uses figurative language, such as metaphors, personification, and idioms. In the poem, lines 10 and 11 emphasize on families that have separated for the search of a better life, for “Each with strangers likes to wander, and with strangers likes to play. But it's bitterness they harvest, and it's empty joy they find…” (lines 10 and 11). The people in the lines are people who have strayed away from their family in order to find a more beneficial life.
In verse one of “The Passionate Shepherd to his Love”, Christopher Marlowe gets straight to the point by saying, “Come live with me”. This shows just how passionate the shepherd is and then there is a pause where he goes on to say, “…and be my love”. This is more of a gentle tone and softens what has just been said. In the last two lines of this stanza, Marlowe lists all the things the Nymph and the shepherd will do together, and by listing them, he is making it seem as though there is an amazing variety of landscape to enjoy. These areas he is listing are all dramatic, natural pleasures and have not been changed by man, nothing is artificial.
Whenever the poet is in a state of melancholy, drowning in the stress of everyday life, he conjures up the memory of the daffodils from his childhood afternoon. And the memory flashes upon his imagination, transcending his soul to the great beyond. That one memory of the daffodils, left behind a reverberating effect on him. The feeling of solitude that most associate with loneliness proved to be a cathartic and soul healing experience for him. A simple beauty of nature, he would forever cherish and seek comfort and solace from.
The expression of joy in the poem is but a casually mentioned subject, whereas the psychological fear of death remains a permanent obsession. It becomes more manifest at the end of at the end of this book, while it is rolling on the slope. The awareness of the pain has been curbed artificially, though smothered by the poetic delicacy. (Git. 18).