Analysis Of The Poem ' Song Of Myself 1 & 2 `` By Walt Whitman And Slant Of Light ``
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I will compare “Song of Myself 1 & 2” by Walt Whitman and, “Slant of light” by Emily Dickson by analyzing each poems themes, structure, and figurative language.
Death in an inevitable part of the life cycle. Before the human soul passes into the spiritual world every person sees a “Slant of light”, which represents heaven opening its gates to your soul. Dickson foresees death, and is not at peace with an uncertain afterlife. “That oppresses, like the Heft of Cathedral Tunes” Every person faces the challenge of accepting death, but no one can explain if the soul releases from the body because of death. “None may teach it – Any – ‘Tis the Seal Despair” You cannot control death, there is method to prepare for death, it is an experience everybody goes through but nobody can explain how it feels. “An imperial affliction Sent us of the Air” The imperial affliction is time/mother nature, it is the supreme ruler because it cannot be controlled, every soul has a limited amount of time on this Earth. Air represents the pleasing of the soul, humans constantly breathe air because without it they would die, and likewise people constantly thrive for happiness to take advantage of the time because without happiness humans would be dead inside. Time forces humans to thrive to satisfy their soul’s because every new day is another closer to death.
Dickson’s poems lacked words but, not imaginative ideas. Dickson used four couplets, and one tercet to help organize her thoughts. Dickson lines