Analysis Of Loveliest Of Trees By William Blake

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Intense, dark, cold, empty, merciless, those are just mere descriptions of him. “Him,” the atramentous shadow, the one who pursues individuals waiting for the perfect time to seize them away. His presence, even the mentioning of his name, is invariably menacing. He radiates despair to the individuals he inquires. He oversees age, personality, therefore he does not distinguish. He does not care. Does he feel lonely? What is his urgency to take individuals with him for the rest of eternity? This obsidious shadow known as death, roams night and day. He saunters without rest. A. E. Housman, Edwin Denby, and William Blake each have a different perspective towards death. Housman depicts death as an impatient being, Denby illustrates it as something that fights against us, while Blake interprets it through spiritual glasses. The themes in “Loveliest of Trees” by A. E. Housman, “I had heard it’s a fight” by Edwin Denby, and “The Lamb” by William Blake best reveals the author’s purpose about death. Moreover, the overall theme in “Loveliest of Trees” is that death is an impatient being who does not give individuals enough time to contemplate on the beauty of life. In the poem, the narrator compares other types of trees to the cherry tree. In fact, the narrator states that compared to other trees the cherry tree is the loveliest amongst all. The narrator mentions how at the age of 20 the cherry tree existence became known to him. According to the narrator’s calculations, and his

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