Plath’s ironic view on death helps her to explore how death has affected her personally, she does this by using a 3rd person point of view in her poem ‘Edge’ which describes her state and appearance after death. Both poets introduce speakers who have different views on death. In Larkin’s poem ‘Ambulances’ the ambulance is a literal and metaphorical symbol of death. The speaker believes that death is inevitable and will eventually capture us all; Larkin’s speaker uses a specific declarative sentence ‘all streets in time are visited’ which suggests the random nature of death, accidents, sickness and how death is unavoidable. Larkin’s speaker also used the ambulance to symbolise that the common fear of death is always just around the corner for us all.
Because I Could Not Stop For Death By Emily Dickinson One of Emily Dickinson’s most famous poems is “Because I Could Not Stop For Death”. Dickinson wrote this poem with such ambiguity that spiritual people, as well as people who are not, are able to relate to the poem. “Because I Could Not Stop for Death” is the opening line which tells the reader that they need to be paying attention and that the author is not ready to die. In the next line, “He kindly stopped for me,” Dickinson tells the reader how death will come on its own time but is always ready. The word “kindly” is odd when used in conjunction with death.
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.
Student Name Professor English 102 26 October 2012 A Ride with Death An Analysis of “Because I could not stop for Death” In Emily Dickinson’s poem dated around 1863 “Because I could not stop for Death,” the speaker is riding in a carriage with death and immortality to eternity. The speaker is reserved, polite, and unafraid of her companions in the carriage with her. Death is a gentleman in this poem, “Because I could not stop for Death/=He kindly stopped for me –“. Emily Dickinson experienced a lot of death in her lifetime. In the time in which Emily Dickinson was alive and writing this poem, the mortality rate was high.
She asked Phoenix was she deaf as she took a moment to respond and the nurse identifies Phoenix as “Old aunt Phoenix.” The nurse also gets frustrated with Phoenix and her memory loss. All of the disrespect in the doctor’s office is trying to show Phoenix that she must pay in order for her grandson to be healthy. She knows that if she doesn’t get the medicine that he is going to die and she loves him too much to allow that occur. Phoenix also suffers loneliness during her journey. For instance she moves like the “pendulum in a grandfather clock,” which steadily marks time alone.
If a reader who’s facing death would like to read a death poem, than the reader would have to decide how they would want to feel. The reason for this, both writers Emily Dickinson and Robert Frost use different tones of death among their poetry. The tone usage that Emily Dickinson and Robert Frost use also allow the reader to discover the attitude Emily Dickinson and Robert Frost had towards death. For instance, according to Ester Lambardi, About. Com Classic Literature, “Death was a theme or thread through Emily Dickenson Poetry.” Ester Lamabardi also states, “Death was always surrounding Emily Dickinson, especially at the end of her times when she lost her parents, nephews, and several other relatives.
The poem begins with the narrator saying “I died for Beauty—but was scarce.” The way this line is worded shows that the narrator was not satisfied by the way she lived their life. The narrator considered herself to be different from others but was not remembered for anything after perishing. The third line introduces the second character into the poem. The narrator describes him as “…One who died for Truth,” showing that she praised him much more in his life than she did herself. The last line of this stanza says that the man was laid in the “room” next to her.
The two poems I picked to analyze are “Out Out,” by Robert Frost and, “Oh No,” by Robert Creeley. These two poems both have the same subject matter, which is death, and use some of the same elements to help describe the situation in each. In the poem, “Out Out,” by Robert Frost, Frost uses imagery, theme, and tone to help express his sinister poem. The tone of the poem at the start is eire with the personification of the buzz saw, this appeals to me because from the first few stanzas, you know something terrible is about to go down. The over all feel throughout the poem is a wonderful contrast to other of Robert Frost’s poems, which is another thing I particularly enjoyed.
This book reminds me of how sad and lonely I felt when my uncle died form a car accident. I was devastated and hate the fact that I didn’t get to say goodbye to him. Like me, Judge Robert was someone Sarah enjoyed to be around; he was the center of her perfect life, but then when he got murder, that perfect life of her shattered. People die… that was what my uncle use to say so use the time that you have right now and made good use of it. So this book could relate to the world in some way that relate to people dying or got murder.
712 – Because I could not stop for Death – Death appears personified in this poem as a courtly beau who gently insists that the speaker put aside both “labor” and “leisure.” He arrives in his carriage, having stopped for her because she could not have stopped for him, and he even submits to a chaperone, “Immortality,” for the length of their outing together. This death holds no terrors. Their drive is slow, and they pass the familiar sights of the town: fields of grain which gaze at them, the local school and its playground. Even so, the speaker realizes that this is no ordinary outing with an ordinary gentleman caller when they pass the setting sun, “Or rather—He passed Us—.” She realizes that it has grown cold, that she wears only a gossamer gown and a tulle lace cap. Death takes the speaker to her new home, “A Swelling of the Ground,” whose roof is “scarcely visible.” Though centuries have passed since the event, the entire episode, including the speaker’s awareness of her death, seems less than a day in length.