Once you read a few of his works you can tell that his misfortune appears to be the groundwork for many of his famous pieces especially in The Raven and Annabel Lee. In fact, many of his themes consistently in his writings were of love and death, again an almost reflection of his own life. One aspect of Poe's poetry that reflects his personal life is that of the grieving man. After the death of his mother, his adoptive mother and even his wife, it was amazing that Poe had the strength to go on. We can only assume that some of the feelings Poe experienced are the same as the ones the grieving man feels in "Annabel Lee".
Sam Hardwick February 22, 2012 7th Hour Composition Analytical Paper Miss Emily: She Deserved a Rose The short story “A Rose for Emily” features a very troubled character. This character, Emily, is also the main character of the story. Emily faces many obstacles in her early life. These obstacles carry on through the early stage of her life and cause problems later in life. Emily could be characterized as crazy because she kept her father’s dead body, killed the man she loved, and slept with a dead body for the latter years of her life.
I didn’t say anything and just went straight to my room. I cried myself to sleep that night, as a matter of fact, I cried myself to sleep nearly every night for a few months, I was so sad and angry because I lost my sister and best friend because of my parents. After months the police were still without a trace so they decided that it was best that they closed the case. My parents weren’t happy with their decision but they didn’t get a say. That day I saw my parents start to cry and I was crying too but it was weird because I had never seen my own parents like that before.
Those feelings of sadness, anger, and loneliness that the narrator feels had started to gradually turn into madness as the days went by. In the end of the story everything goes wrong. The house of Usher falls and crumbles to the ground. The Fall of the House of Usher holds the tale, how one man struggles losing his loved ones from Tuberculosis and shows Gothicism. When the narrator is riding towards the house, he suddenly gets these feelings that he did not enjoy.
The poem “Acquainted with the Night” By Robert Frost seems to have a somber, almost depressed tone. It is no secret that many of Frost’s poems have the same kind of tone to them. Many say that this is due to the unfortunate loss of his son Elliot in 1900 from cholera, his mother in the same year from cancer, daughter Elinor Bettina just one day after birth in 1907, daughter Marjorie after giving birth to her only child in 1934, and his son Carol from suicide on 1940. All of this death in the family contributed to Frost falling into a depressed state where many of his poems immersed from. This poem is set in a sad and lonely city on a sad and lonely night.
Analysis of Emily Dickinson’s “Because I Could Not Stop For Death” Why was Emily Dickinson so obsessed with death? Emily Dickinson, a poet who lived in the nineteenth century, often centered her poetry surrounding the theme of death. Dickinson was born into a wealthy family and received some higher education at Amherst Academy and Mount Holyoke Female Seminary before homesickness overcame her (Habegger). Dickinson never married, which was unusual for the time period, and became a recluse later in life (Habegger). Many of Dickinson’s immediate and extended family members fell ill and died due to “consumption”, which is known today as Tuberculosis (Habegger).
Essay #1: Dickenson, “Because I Could Not” 565 As I read “Because I Could Not” by Emily Dickenson I was extremely confused because when I first read the title I said to myself “okay a confusing poem about sad love” but as I read the first stanza I said to myself “this has NOTHING to do with love, but yet still confusing” I tried breaking down each line, looking up unfamiliar words, and reading aloud about 10 times and still no clarity came to mind. Finally I read it once more to my roommate and BOOM! It hit me. The first stanza of “Because I Could Not” is about a journey to death. It’s describing the process of human life and how Dickenson finally encountered death.
The fall of the house of usher is a short story written by Edgar Allen Poe. There are many interpretations of the title. One of the interpretations of the title is the actual house of Roderick Usher collapsing. Roderick is the main character of this short story. He sends a letter to a long time friend because he is ill mentally and emotionally.
Explore some of the ways in which Tennison powerfully uses language to explore feelings grief and loss in “in Memoriam” Tennyson wrote “in Memoriam” after death of his friend Hallam that died unexpectedly and unpredictably. They were so close friends that Hallam was fiancé of his sister, but after death of his friend he felt so bad, so miserable, he felt alone and he was asking himself about significance of man’s existence, and he started working on the short poem’s “in Memoriam” for 17 years. The poem “in Memoriam” starts from expression how valuable the problem of death of his friend followed by memories of happy past spent. Then he confuses why did Hallam died because he is so good person also his best friend. Furthermore death of his friend gives him way to more general reflections on the meaning of life.
The soldier is listening to the children playing; “Voices of play and pleasures”. This suggests that he feels sad that he can only listen and not join in as he has no legs and this also emphasises isolation. We feel sympathy for the young man, as in the last stanza he is waiting for the nurses to “put him into bed”. He depends completely on the nurses however once he could do anything when he wanted. The stanzas are set out in present, past and future so that the reader can see what happened to his life and how it has changed.