How Does Millay Use Personification of Death To Convey Her Views On War? 23.04.12 In the poem Conscientious Objector, Death is shown in a number of ways. In some aspects he is shown as a horseman and in other places he is shown as a beast and not entirely human. In this essay I will explain how the personification of Death shows Millay’s views on war. In the first stanza, Millay immediately shows her stance with death.
The irony enhances the brutality of the murder as the reader knows throughout Montresor is planning some revenge while Fortunato believes he is going to sample his friends wine. Secondly Poe weaves verbal irony, a statement in which the meaning that a speaker employs is sharply different from the meaning that is ostensibly expressed, throughout to add humor to the story. The story is filled with verbal irony as Montresor is planning on killing Fortunato so almost every word he speaks is ironic as he convinces Forunato continue into his catacombs to his eventual death. This is seen when Montresor tricks Fortunato into testing his Amontillado by telling him he is bringing it to Luchesi to which Fortunanto replies “Luchesi cannot tell Amontillado from Sherry” and Montresor replies “[a]nd yet some fools will have it that
The image of a ‘stake of tidewood’ is clearly supposed to represent a kind of cross which has been utilised to mark the graves; crosses being universal images of death and sacrifice (9). However, the use of the words ‘driven stake’ dictates a very violent and terrible end, which is synonymous with cold-blooded murder (9). This subtle composition encourages the reader to consider the realities of war, and the fact that murder, whether it is committed within the confines of war or not, is still an evil and unjust end for any
Barrett Browning manipulates direct speech and colour symbolism in the passage “Guess now who holds thee? – ‘Death’ I said. But, there, the silver answer rang, - ‘Not Death, but Love’” in order to personify Death and Love, emphasised through dramatic use of punctuation and dashes. A clear shift is depicted through the emphatic and passionate tone of Sonnet XXI, in which Barrett Browning presents a lack of fear of ageing, contradictory to attitudes of her time.
The poet is saying that people should not talk about war as enthusiastically as it gives the impression that war is glorious. Furthermore, he says that the idea that ’it is sweet and right’ to die for your country is entirely untrue. Through this, we are able to form the opinion that war is not okay because it is a serious thing that carries many negative consequences. In Wilfred Owen’s poem Dolce et Decorum est, the use of similes conveys the harsh reality of war on soldiers as it changes them dramatically and kills the majority of them. In the first two lines of the poem, Owen uses the similes “Bent double like old beggars under sacks, knocked kneed, coughing like hags” to paint a grim picture in readers minds of how the soldiers were.
Derrida's The Ear of the Other and Mémoires: for Paul de Man are also used to give an understanding of the best sign of fidelity toward the dead, the mystery of name as a death bearer and the knowledge of finitude. These aspects are going to be applied to Villette and the reviews from Miriam Allott's critical heritage will be helpful in presenting different contemporary responses to this novel. Brontë completed Villette while she was struggling with illness and depression after the profound experience of losing her young sisters and brother. Villette can be considered, in literature, as one of the most powerful and best descriptions of the woes of life and the pain of loss and loneliness. This paper focuses on a Derridean analysis of the way the protagonist, Lucy Snowe, mourns long before and after the death or absence of those she loved.
Owen, a British Army officer, who was also took part in the war, was very much against the war. The poem’s intended reader was a woman called Jessie Pope, who had no part in the war, had written a poem, called ‘Who’s For The Game’, for the sole purpose of getting young men into war, making them believe that it is great honour to join the war and to die for their country. But, in Owen’s point of view, in fact, ‘Dulce et Decorum est Pro Patria Mori’ is ‘the old lie’. Owen uses a wide range of literary devises in ‘Dulce et Decorum est’, his purpose of using literary techniques is trying to create vivid, living impact on the reader how horrid, awful and appalling conditions the soldiers are experiencing. Owen wants his reader to feel exactly what he felt about the war, persuade his reader to believe the terror, pain and torture of the war, how devastating can a war effect a human being.
The author is very explicit about his or her stand on Euthanasia as the thesis statement of the author has been mentioned in the first paragraph and the last paragraph. It is stated in the text that the practice of mercy killing due to their illness or a disability is an unnatural thing to do and should not be practiced as no one has the authority or the right to decide who to kill. The author also highlights its use in Germany during the World War two in which the government would decide who would be killed due to their inabilities. The Nazis have their own idea of what a perfect human race is and this is one of their methods for their goal. The problem that was discussed was its hypothetical conclusion that history might repeat itself.
In John Donne’s poem, “Death, be not proud”, is a comparison between death and sleep and how both interact and influence the main point in the poem by allowing readers to understand the authors message; death is a deep and eternal sleep, death should not be feared. Donne uses many forms of figurative language throughout this sonnet. The beginning of the sonnet states, line one, “Death, be not proud, though some have called thee”, Death is addressed, being directly spoken to as if this entity were a person. The speaker uses “thee”, “thou”, and “thy”, giving the appearance of a dialogue between two people. In giving death characteristics of being mortal it diminishes the effect of fear that death is associated with.
It shows how, through Auden's use of tone, language, and structure, he portrays a very well-defined image of death and its effects on the individual, which is by no means desirable. From the Paper: In "Funeral Blues" Auden makes the bitter attitude of the speaker toward the subject of death apparent to the readers through the use of symbols, imagery, personification, and the metaphor. In the first stanza Auden states, "stop all the clocks, cut off the telephone..."(Auden 1362. 1). The clock being stopped may signify the fact that he who died has run out of time and also to ask those who knew him to stop what they are doing and reflect.