##s And Hyperboles In Funeral Blues By W. Wh Auden

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In the poem “Funeral Blues,” W. H. Auden, a twenty century British author also known as Wystan Hugh Auden, describes how people can go through denial during the loss of a person so dear to them. The person of whom the speaker speaks of was an individual who was a large part of the speaker’s life. His life would seize to exist without that person. The tragic death of a beloved soul shows how emotions of sorrow and grief dominate over any other feelings the speaker could have. He wants others to feel his pain during this difficult time. If the speaker is not happy then other people should not be either. W. H. Auden uses metaphors, imagery and hyperboles in the poem “Funeral Blues” to describe how he griefs over the loss of an individual who is very dear to him. In “Funeral Blues,” W. H. Auden uses metaphors to describe the importance of death of a beloved person in his life. The speaker describes how painful death of a loved one can effect everyday life. “He was my North, my South, my East and West,” represents how he gives him sense of direction and guidance throughout his daily life (628). The speaker cannot imagine having to go any direction in life without him. They travel near and far battling life’s daily obstacles together and roaming without him cannot be so. “My Working week and my Sunday rest, / My noon, my midnight, my talk my song;” gives details on how he guides him during the week while working and on Sunday’s when they are playing (628). Days upon days

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