Do Not Stand At My Grave And Weep Analysis

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A great poem in definition leaves the reader on a trance train of thought. The three poems I had chosen were Do Not Stand At My Grave And Weep by Mary Elizabeth Frye, Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night by Dylan Thomas, Shoveling Snow With Buddha by Billy Collins. Each one of these poems had succeeded in the purpose of leaving the reader in awe and entertaining through-out. The first poem, Do Not Stand At My Grave And Weep by Mary Elizabeth Frye was my least favorable. Don't get me wrong the poem had outstanding aspects and a great concept. The story leaves the reader with a tranquil thought of the afterlife that is unique. Elizabeth Frye portrays death as harmonious, which is beautiful. The rhythm is the most likeable aspect such as "weep/sleep, blow/snow, cry/die...". This is a typical poem with repetition, rhythm, and beauty through words. The second poem, Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night by Dylan Thomas is a famous poem known by many. A verse from the poem could be heard in the movie Interstellar, an iconic sci-fi space film. The meaning behind the poem is thought to be of a person preparing for death; Perhaps a Viking gearing for war or a suicidal man. The repetition of "Rage, rage against the dying of the light." Brings a rising indescribable emotion…show more content…
The poem was introduced to me as a senior in high school and has influenced me to write a poem on a similar basis. The poem could be as you may say, a "prosetry" a prose and poem mixed. There is no real sense of rhythm, however, the story aspect is strong. Billy Collins showed a true inventive setup with the simple task of shoveling snow with an iconic human, being Gautama Buddha. A very creative approach that most poets may shy away from. The poem itself has a very slow, peaceful feel that really suits the Buddha theme. Effectively leaving the reader with a serene after feel. Bringing this poem to the top of my

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