The first stanza ends with the short line, “and immortality,” which means that they are most likely thinking about living forever in Heaven. This solidifies the point that she has passed. The second stanza starts with “We slowly drove—He knew no haste.” This tells the reader how death is slowly taking her like a carriage in a funeral procession where the hearse travels slowly. This line is ambiguous as well. Death takes his time as she reviews her memories.
In Dickinson’s poem the first stanza compares dying to taking a carriage ride with a suitor. Death and immortality are personified. Death is a metaphor to a suitor. The speaker realizes that she is going to have to go with death and finds that immortality comes with them. The second stanza implies that death is a slow process and chooses its own pace.
Michelle Seeley Dr. Atkins English comp II Dickenson Analysis “Because I Could not Stop For Death” In the poem “Because I Could not Stop For Death”, by Emily Dickenson, the narrator talks about death coming to meet her because she was too busy to stop for him. In the first stanza, the narrator talks about the carriage ride and how the carriage’s only occupants are the narrator and death himself, as they ride off to immortality. I feel like she is talking about leaving behind all of her worldly possessions, including her body, and going to a place that is far away. When in the second stanza the narrator says; “we slowly drove-he knew no haste”, she is talking about not having to rush to be anywhere, time no longer matters; “And I had put away my labor and my leisure too.” Death is a gentleman caller taking the narrator on a ride with no time limit, but a specific destination. The narrator talks about seeing her life as they drive on; “We passed the school where, children strove, at recess-in the ring-“in this statement she talks about seeing her childhood and the carefree times that children share.
The setting of the poem is also an important factor in the poem. It changes throughout the story, starting with Death picking the speaker up at the time of her death. They then ride past a school yard, past fields of grain, and eventually to her burial site. The trip takes a while, the line “We slowly drove-He knew no haste/ We passed the setting sun” (line 5) makes it clear that the trip starts when there is light and ends in darkness, and the speaker is very relaxed throughout this trip. This contradicts the commonly referred to idea of life quickly flashing before one’s eyes at the time of death.
Gwen Hardwood The emotive qualities of Gwen Harwood’s poetry resonate with her readers. She uses her own memories to illustrate love for her family, her loss of innocence and the swiftness of time passing. She demonstrates this in her poems Father and Child, The Violets and At Mornington. The poem The Violets opens with the line “It is dusk and cold,” the time of day symbolising that this persona has reached old age and is metaphorically drawing closer to nightfall or the end of her days. Death is made apparent with the negative adjective “cold.” The flowers she is picking at the beginning of this poem are clearly what stimulate her memory of childhood as they are referenced later in the poem.
James Plowman Mr. Lore 3/11/13 En102-05 Out in a Blaze of Glory Merriam-Webster defines an elegy as a mournful song or poem expressing sorrow, especially for one who has died. Although A. E. Housman's poem, "To an Athlete Dying Young," is categorized as an elegy, it is not done so aptly. Housman's poem, describes the glory found in the early death of a young athlete. Dying young and at the height of one's career is looked upon in this poem as celebratory, not sorrowful. The poem takes place at the funeral of a young champion runner who is loved and admired by those in his town.
In “The Jilting of Granny Weatherall,” Granny’s journey towards death grants the reader an understanding of two archetypes: the unhealable wound—George jilting Granny which induces her overwhelming independent nature—and journeying towards death/rebirth—which is Granny’s time spent on her death bed, reflecting on George jilting her. Ultimately, the reader assumes that Granny does, indeed, die at the end of the story, but even in her last moment, she does so independently; “She stretched herself with a deep breath and blew out the light” (Porter
Comparing and Contrasting “The Story of the Hour” to “The Tell Tale Heart” How would you feel if you are trapped somewhere? In “The Story of an Hour” by Kate Chopin, Mrs. Mallard is a wife who is trapped in an unfulfilling marriage and even diagnosed with a weak heart. She is the type of woman who wants to feel liberated in her own life. In “The Tell-Tale Heart” by Edgar Allan Poe, the narrator is a madman and murderer who fails to conceal his fear after he kills an old man. Although they both have many similarities, surprisingly there are many differences between these two stories.
No matter what religion, national ties, or ethnicity, death is common since we are human and eternity is focused on at some point in your life, wherever you are. Emily is lead by the Stage Manager to her grave with her parents and family in attendance, ending with Georges’ anger at Emily’s death. This gesture shows the common stages of grief that one’s family can go through and how people react to death of a loved one. When Emily dies, she asks the Stage Manager to being her to her 12th birthday. This shows that Emily wants a time off happiness that was lost when she was caught up in the course of life and what she wanted back from her time on Earth.
One side is that her husband’s death, she supposes to be sad, however, the other side is without her husband’s control, she could start her new life. She is afraid of adopt new life without her husband. “She said it over and over under her breath: ‘Free, free, free!” she comfort and encourage herself to meet new life. In the end of the story, Chopin writes that Brently Mallard still alive and Mrs. Mallard died because of the joy. It is so ironic that Mrs. Mallard only enjoys the joyful in her life only one hour.