Compare And Contrast Analysis Of After Death And The Lady Of Shalott

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Compare and Contrast Analysis The third-person poetry “The Lady of Shalott” which was wrote by Alfred Tennyson tells a story about the lady who breaks her curse because of the longing for the freedom and the outside world, then she dies. And Christina Rossetti’s first-person work “After death” displays the occurrences she saw beside her after her death. The comparison of these two poems is about the plot described the main character’s death. And both authors create a mournful and grave scene in this part. And the contrast is about the different responses to their death from other characters. In addition to the contrast, the themes of these two poetries also are distinct to each other. For example, the theme of “After death” is about the love from the author to the male, and the theme of “The lady of Shalott” is telling audience the romantic and tragic life of the lady of Shalott. In “After Death”, the author mainly illustrates the setting and the environment where her body lays: The curtains were half drawn, the floor was swept And strewn with rushes, rosemary and may Lay thick upon the bed on which I lay, Where through the lattice ivy-shadows crept. (lines1-4) Compares to “After death”, the scene in “The Lady of Shalott” shows how the lady die: Lying, robed in snowy white … Heard a carol, mournful, holy, Chanted loudly, chanted lowly, Till her blood was frozen slowly, And her eyes were darken'd wholly, Turn'd to tower'd Camelot. (lines 144 and 153-157)

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