Life and death are two things that we as humans must all face. The road from one to the other, from life to death, is a long and at times, both joyous and painful one. Robert Frost’s poems are a prime example of these times and trials. The poems I chose for this paper highlight them, and with Frost’s allegory, they present a sort of silver lining to the string of dark and dreary words he’s pieced together for these poems. The depressing tone to the poems “Acquainted with the Night”, “Nothing Gold
Poetry, for most poets, is a way to write down their feelings and express themselves. Because of this, their life experiences affect their poetry. In both Emily Dickinson’s poetry and Amanda Lovelace’s poetry, the use of poetic devices reflect the way their lives affect their poetry. Emily Dickinson lived a relatively long, but somewhat troublesome life. Dickinson was born in 1830 in Massachusetts. She was not a very social person, in fact she secluded herself during the years of 1860 to 1865 (Vasanthi)
Death in Emily Dickenson With the thought of death, many people become terrified as if it were some creature lurking behind a door ready to capture them at any moment. Unlike many, Emily Dickinson was infatuated with death and sought after it only to try and help answer the many questions which she pondered so often. Her poetry best illustrates the answers as to why she wrote about it constantly. She explains her reason for writing poetry, “I had a terror I could
and readers of her poetry and letters. There are many theories developed over time about her seclusion. Some people believe her secluded way of life was her own choice but she was very close to her family. Emily Dickinson lived in a happy home and went to a school during her life. Dickinson was born in Amherst, Massachusetts, in 1830 and lived there all her life most of her life. An introduction into Emily Dickinson’s poetry themes, and discussion about the isolation in her life, and discussion
the Father and Mother of American poetry. Both poets are concerned with the natural world, religion, and deal with approaching death as a theme. Whitman and Dickinson employ poetic devices, the historical time period, and life experiences, to reach their goals throughout their poetry. Each poet has unique respective styles, values, and poetic goals that differ from each other. While Whitman’s poetry reflects a national language and emphasis on life, Dickinson’s poetry is much more concise in style.
very troubling and traumatic life and it shows in his writings of poetry. Death and many other awful troubles causing him to have a life that anyone would feel horrible in. John Keat’s poetry has many dark recurring themes. One speculation is that his poetry was an escape from his melancholy filled life. There are many aspects to Keats’s life that could have been motivation to write his poetry. One would say that he connected works of poetry with the events of his life. John Keats was on born October
violence throughout their life. They all lived in the twentieth century, a time of greater violence than had ever been seen before, and their poetry, as well as views on the role of the poet in society illustrate the impact that violence had upon them. In response to this abundant stimuli, they wrote a great deal of poetry that seeks to comprehend the incomprehensible acts they observed. They each struggled with disillusionment, most especially Auden, whose views of poetry changed most radically.
for death” is kind and appealing while “I heard a fly buzz- when I died” is frightening and shocking. The theme of death is approached in different ways in both the poems of Emily Dickenson’s as in the poem “ Because I could not stop for death” death is portrayed as a journey to eternity while “ I heard a fly buzz” death is uttered as the end of a journey. “I heard a fly buzz- when I died” articulates the preparation before the person's death and the final moment of death as the end of life. For
the 1950s and 1960s, confessional poetry was essentially an autobiographical style of writing. Often focusing on topics that were taboo at the time like mental illness and suicide, it is no surprise that Sylvia Plath wrote poetry in this style. Plath suffered from depression most of her life and used writing as an outlet (Spinello). In her works “Cut,” “I Am Vertical,” and “Lady Lazarus,” Plath exemplifies confessional poetry through the themes of resentment, death, and mental illness. To understand
What do they want you to feel? Poetry can evoke certain feelings from the reader and its audience. It pulls clear vibes from the way the poet wants to portray their work. Think of it this way, mood is the entire atmosphere of the literary piece. It can be interpreted in many ways. There's no right or wrong answer when it comes down to you and the emotions it awakens. The words in a poetry piece can evoke different ranges and varieties of feelings from the reader. Overall, it serves to stimulate