Death is an unknown, no one has ever died and come back to tell the tale, instead people have to imagine and come up with what they think it will be like. The poets, Emily Dickinson and William Cullen Bryant, both had very different perspectives when it came to writing about death. In Bryant’s “Thanatopsis”, the speaker emphasizes that one joins nature and should not be afraid because they will be with everyone else as equals when they die. This is different from Dickinson’s poem, “Because I could not stop for Death”, where the speaker takes a ride in a carriage with death for eternity. Whether or not these authors believed that their poems were actual representations of what happens when one dies, the poems both describe unique ideas of what
The multifaceted nature of the human condition encompasses all aspects of human life at both an individual and collective level and delves into the notion of humanity and the values it comprises. Gwen Harwood’s poems’ “Father and Child” and “Mother who gave me life,” and Shirley Jackson’s short story, “The Lottery” (1998), explore the dynamic and often contradictory nature of the human condition. Harwood portrays the transience of time and inescapable truth of mortality, illustrating the ever changing complexion of the human experience. Whereas, Jackson examines the capability of all humans to be violent and cruel while questioning whether such tendencies can be masked by a constrictive society’s heartless ideals.
Once the poem “History Lesson” was written numerous poetry foundations celebrated it for many reasons. “History Lesson” not only makes an impact on literature today it has also impacted people also. This poem inspires people and moves them to the point to where they can find a personal connection to the poem itself and to the writer. Not only does it hold emotional value for those who were victimized and those whose family were victimized by the laws of segregation, but the poem is also celebrated for its complexity. The poem uses many techniques to appeal to the reader. In this poem the writer uses imagery to create logos, uses connotation convey ethos,
“My Papa's Waltz”, by Theodore Roethke, and “Those Winter Sundays”, by Robert Hayden are the two poems that are somewhat similar and both of these poems are about beloved fathers. Father is the man who is spends time with you and takes care of you. While doing so much for the family he gains the respect and love from the family. In these two poems Roethke and Hayden take a flashback at the actions of their fathers. Even though both of these poems propose that their fathers were not perfect, they still love them. I think that Roethke and Haden are regretting that they couldn’t express their feeling to their beloved fathers. They didn’t have strong bonding with their fathers like we have now. Both of the poets are capable of writing great poems
The essay will consider the poem 'Practising' by the poet Mary Howe. It will explore how this poem generates its meaning and focus by analysing its techniques, metaphorical construct and its treatment of memory. The poem can primarily be seen to be a poem of missed opportunity. In this way is comes to form, alongside other poems of Howe's a study about a certain kind of loss and the recuperative efforts of memory, alongside the certainty of the failure of this recuperation. The paper will begin by giving a context to the poem with regard to Howe's life and work and will then proceed to analyse it directly, drawing attention to how it can be seen to fulfil this thesis about its content and meaning.
The poems “The Gift” by Li-Young Lee and “The Lanyard” by Billy Collins both discuss the identity and relationship of parents and children. “The Gift” discusses how sometimes physical things have deeper, more metaphorical meanings. “The Lanyard” discusses the relationship of a mother and child and the identity of being a parent. “The Gift” and “The Lanyard” both speak about parents, their children, and the love between them, but have different tones and situations.
If you had to explain death and your perspective as an author how would you do it? Well each writer has their own style, in which some like to use descriptive figurative language and mood-setting tone to set a scene in their writing. In The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain and Sylvia Plath's “ I am Vertical” both demonstrate three types of writing that reveal the concept of death. The poem and the novel consist of, mood-setting tone, as well as descriptive figurative language, and lastly expressive first-person point of view.
The short story “A Good Man is Hard to Find” by Flannery O’Connor is a story about death. A family is killed by a fugitive they call the “misfit”. In another short story by Kate Chopin, “The Story of an Hour,” death is also apparent. A woman is overwhelmed with the grief of her dead husband. She then thinks of her new-found freedom and is overwhelmed with joy. In the two short stories “A Good Man is Hard to Find” and “The Story of An Hour,” they have a common theme of death.
“Sleep, those little slices of death — how I loathe them.” ― Edgar Allan Poe. Edgar Allan Poe lived a very depressing life full of sadness and death, which reflects throughout his poetry. Everyone he loved or was somewhat close to died so he felt that he could never get remotely close to anyone.In some of Poe’s stories like “The Tell-Tale Heart”, “The Black Cat”, “The Cask of Amontillado”, “Eldorado”, “The Raven”, and “Annabel Lee” he adds the topic of whether it being murder or one of his loved ones dying. Poe uses sentence structure, tone/mood, and point of view to establish suspense in his works.
When you look around the world, you see different characteristics that separate people, such as their genders, cultures, and styles. There are a number of races and ethnicities from African American to Italian to Chinese. NO one in this world is exactly the same as someone else. How does this tie into the story? People are being criticized, alienated, and bullied all around the world because of who they are, where they come from, what they look like, or the actions they make. Most times it happens due to what people hear other people say instead of solid facts. In the novel "To Kill a Mockingbird" by Harper Lee, there was a character in particular who was alienated from everyone else in the story. Was it because he wanted to or was he forced to?
“The death of a beautiful woman is, unquestionably, the most poetical topic in the world” was a statement by Edgar Allan Poe. It is a very strong statement, for death, in the non-literary world, is not typically associated with anything poetical. In fact, many would argue that death is the opposite of poetical. If poetical means, according to the Oxford English Dictionary, “having an imaginative or sensitive emotional style of expression”, then it can be said that death is unpoetical. Death is the end of one’s emotions, and in non-literal terms, death can be the lack of emotions.
“I have a rendezvous with Death”. This poem is written by Alan Seeger. It talks about situation of speaker in war on theme of death. He starts his title “I have a rendezvous with Death” with paradoxical words. The word "rendezvous" is a positive term where people arrange to meet each other with willing. For the word "Death" also known as in negative term means losses that no one wants to meet with him. He also uses ironic diction. There are three stanzas; six, eight, and ten lines. Including to rhyme scheme throughout each stanza.
Conflict is a big theme and many poems and texts have been written on this topic, but two of the most well done and most expressive poems about this topics are “Out of the Blue” and “The Charge of the Light Brigade”. Even though the topic is the same the two authors, Simon Armitage and Alfred, Lord Tennyson, present the theme with different approaches, one about the innocent, one about the ones that chose to get involved In the conflict.
Death, which is present as a plot, theme and symbol. It is the most one of the defining elements written in the modern literatures. Death, Sorrow and Isolation are just part of our lives, even though it is the miserable thing that people go through. In the poem “A Dead Rose,” by Elizabeth Barrett Browning and the short story “A Rose for Emily,” by William Faulkner there are many similarities and differences. The main similarity that both author’s has developed in their poem or story is the way how characters share the same atmosphere, symbolism of sadness, and isolation. The main difference that has been shown in the story or the poem is the way how characters react to death differently. The author’s use of describing their story or poem helps them personify the journey of life of the main characters and the characters self-reflection.
Dub poetry is defined to be the spoken word with the blend of the rhythmic sounds of reggae music, which influenced by African traditions. This poetic strategy is defined by 3 main parts the spoken word, performance and the powerful interpretation the poem creates towards the audience. Dub poetry when it comes to lyrics becomes a creole which is defined as a stable language that incorporates African roots with westernized wording and structure to be used as a political stance that gave the immigrant minority the ability to show the reality of police brutality, racism and inequality. According to (Solé, 2008) , dub poetry becomes an element that determines a person’s true character, cultural awareness and bring about a sense of belonging.