After a Time and Stairway to Heaven

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Poetry Essay Thesis: Catherine Davis’ “After a Time” and Robert Plant’s “Stairway to Heaven” performed by Led Zepplin both focus on death and rebirth, the fact that no matter what we possess, we can’t change this. First supporting point: “After A Time” establishes a deliberate dark, dismal tone, leading us to see that eventually the healing will begin. In Davis’s poem first After a time, all losses are the same. One more thing lost is one thing less to lose; And we go stripped at last the way we came. (First stanza) Second supporting point: Davis uses figurative language to show the inevitability of death. The sense of treachery—the want, the blame— Goes in the end, whether or not we choose, And we go stripped at last the way we came. (Fifth stanza) Third supporting point: However, in the end, Davis shows us that no possessions and accomplishments will keep us from death or loss. That we will have no lifes simplier things and that these things brings joy far more than the material possessions can. So we, who would go raging, will go tame When what we have can no longer use: After a time, all losses are the same; And we go stripped at last the way we came. (Sixth Stanza) Most of the times we take it for granted that there is always plenty of time. Fourth supporting point: Robert Plant’s “Stairway to Heaven” sees life as a mystical journey and a spiritual quest, but one can not buy happiness on his or her way to heaven. If there's a bustle in your

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