Poems with Theme with Life and Death and Their Analysis

8446 Words Feb 9th, 2011 34 Pages
EI WAI KHAING

AN ANALYSIS OF THEMES ON LIFE AND DEATH OF SOME POEMS

Abstract: Some basic elements of poem and types of poem are included in this paper. Although there are countless number of poems on Life and Death, only the ones which seem noteworthy are studied and analysed in terms of themes. Different opinions of different poets on life and death found in their poems are also presented and contrasted in this paper. This paper will be of use and help to the learners of English.

Introduction:

To many, Death creates uncertainty and fear. It seems we shall never meet again. But the poets remind us of the essential truths of life, death and
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It is never to tell them something they don't know, but something they know and hadn't thought of saying.” When poets speak the truth to the best of their ability, they are trying to enlighten, teach, warn, or advise—sometimes all four at once. Examples abound—from the ancient world to the present—of poems that undertake these goals.

Literature Review / Background:

One important thing is that as readers get more and more involved with literary study they want to know about the life and personalities of the authors they read. Biographical and, autobiographical explorations are helpful and illuminating— as are the personal statements an author makes about his or her life and work in prefaces, letters, journals, notebooks, and critical writings— and they can tell us a great deal about the author, the times in which he lived and wrote, and the relationship between the author and the work. They can also tell us something about the author’s intentions. Although there is a great and natural temptation to take the author at his word, conclusions about theme that are erected on the author’s own statement need careful evaluation.

Hence, biographies of some famous/well-known poets, along with their poems, are presented in this paper. Some basic elements of poem and types of poem are included. Structures: A poem is
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