Have No Fear, Death is Here! In the following three poems, "That Time of Year", "Crossing the Bar", and "Because I Could Not Stop for Death"; they portray a positive view of death to help the reader reconcile dying. In “That Time of Year”, the poet Alfred Tennyson prepared his friend, not for the approaching literal death of his body, but the metaphorical death of his youth and passion. “In me though see'st the glowing of such fire, That on the ashes of his youth doth lie, As the death-bed whereon must expire,” this quote from the poem explains how the poet says he is the ember lying on the dying flame of youth, and that as the death proceeds, his youth will finally expire. Not all can be forever young, but sooner or later must begin to age and every breath you take, you draw closer to the end.
Female Feeling in Emily Dickinson’s Poem under the Theme of Death --Because I could not stop for death Because I could not stop for death written by Emily Dickinson is regarded as a masterpiece of Death in public. This poem described Death as a lovely and even a respectable image in a euphemistic way instead of as a terror and trembling impression as usual. Also it shows everyone a different view of death in Emily’s mind. What’s more, under general image, there also exist a more tactful but vague personal female feelings. I would like to analyze the poem from a point of view as a female.
Tennyson’s “Crossing the Bar” is a metaphoric account of an attitude and acceptance of death. In the poem, the land, though unmentioned, is life, ocean is a representation of death, and the bar, or sandbar is the borderline between life and death. The speaker seems to hope that “which drew from out the boundless deep/ turns again home “ (Lines 7-8), which represents how he will be taken to death. The “dark” that is mentioned in Line 10 refers to the state of being after the speaker passes on, but he hopes that there will “be no sadness of farewell/ when I embark” (Lines 11-12), meaning the he hopes no one will be sad when he dies. The speaker knows that he will be taken beyond “Time and Place” (Line 13), meaning beyond life as everyone knows it, but he hopes that when he gets there, he will see his “Pilot face to face”, meaning God, the leader of his life.
Short Essay on Emily Dickinson’s Poem 712 In Emily Dickinson’s poem “Because I could not stop for Death ---“ it deals a woman who basically tells the character Death she is too busy to die, but he takes her away with him anyway. Dickinson seems to deal with death time and time again in her poems, though she does not always use the same circumstances in each poem. When you read the first stanza it looks as if Death picks up the speaker in a carriage, which seems to be the metaphor throughout the entire poem (Dickinson). One may notice that she uses a lot of symbolism throughout almost every single stanza in this piece. During the second and third stanzas one may see the speaker sort of longing to keep her life, which seems to make her envy the youth.
In the second stanza “we slowly drove, he knew no haste” it suggests death has no hurry. She has no hurry, but death has little hurry also. In the third stanza the word “passed” represented four times in this stanza. They are “passing by the children’s and grain” both represent parts of her life, and the passing of the years. In this stanza “school” is a symbol, in which she relates that it was the beginning of his life.
Analysis of “Thanatopsis” The poem, “Thanatopsis,” written by William Cullen Bryant, is about a peaceful view of death, comfort for the living, and re-birth. Bryant suggests that nature teaches one many things about death that no other human could possibly teach. He shows one that death is just another phase of life. It is the only thing in life that is certain. One should not fear death because no one will be dead alone.
Plath is able to strongly convey a central theme of suicide by relief of pain, and the result of abandonment and inactivity. Relief of pain through suicide is one of the most common themes used in Sylvia Plath’s poetry. In “Lady Lazarus”, Plath writes about her attempts at suicide. “And like the cat I have nine times to die. / This is number three (Plath 21-22).” In the poem she describes the two previous attempts at killing herself when she says “The first time it happened I was ten.
The Life of Emily Dickinson..............................................................6 II. The Form and the Content of «Because I could not stop for Death»..7 III. The Voice and the Tone of «Because I could not stop for Death»..11 IV. The Tradition of «Because I could not stop for Death»...................13 D. Conclusion………………………………………………………………… 15 E. References…………………………………………………………………16 A. The Poem Because I could not stop for Death Because I could not stop for Death- He kindly stopped for me- The Carriage held but just Ourselves- And Immortality.
When analyzing “Because I Could Not Stop for Death” by Emily Dickson, the lyric poem on the theme is death, the two elements of her style considered as point of view, are the following: immortality, and the physical process of death. The framework of the poem is immediately identified in the first two lines creating a contrast between “dead” (line 1) and calm of acceptance “He kindly stopped for me” (line 2). The stanza continues describing the journey to the grave, where the last ride can surely become an enjoyable trip “my labor and leisure too” (line 7); in the next quatrain, stages of life are clearly review: like childhood, maturity and decay “We passed the school, where children strove, at Recess-in the Ring”, We passed the fields on Gazing Grain-, We passed the Setting Sun” (lines 9-12). The following stanza, continues describing the magical journey, “Or rather-He passed Us-” (line 12) perhaps that’s what death is like, a shining light that leaves nothing but cold darkness, that can also be interpret as sorrow and pain. “The Dews drew quivering and chill, For only Gossamer, my Gown-, My Tippet-only Tulle -” (line 13-15) the last attire is been described as an old fashion gown and a kind of cape that is usually made out of fur is only tulle, this cold garment may never get warm, this dress is not appropriate for an end, this is not wedding this is a funeral.
The poem, “Because I could not stop for Death-“, alludes to a possible afterlife or existence in different manifestations, especially in the last two lines “I first surmised the Horses’ Heads Were toward Eternity_”. Dickinson’s references to the “Setting Sun” and the “Dews” give suggestions to an organic or naturalistic view of life and death. Dickinson is very composed and calm in this poem as she tells a story about taking a carriage ride with death. Death is a kind gentleman and in no rush. She has no fear and sees her death as a positive event instead of a negative