Stop All the Clocks

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------------------------------------------------- Read the poem “Stop all the Clocks” attached to this pack carefully and write a criticism in essay form. In general, the poem “Stop all the Clocks” written by W. H. Auden is about death of a dear person. When analyzing this poem in details, we see that the subject matter of first stanza is concerned with shutting out every sound apart from drums, which will accompany the entering coffin. As for the second stanza, the subject matter deals with the fact that every single thing such as airplanes, doves and policemen should express sadness and sorrow. The subject matter of third stanza is concerned with showing the reader importance of dead person to the poet. Together with that we…show more content…
In addition to that we find a hyperbole: “Pour away the ocean and sweep up the wood” This hyperbole indicates poets strong will to destroy all the beauty provided by nature. This is so because with the death of loved person, the poet is not able to appreciate anything. Yet it is not just that, the poet does not want to appreciate the beauty, at least not alone. As a whole even though this poem concerns with death and therefore it is full of negativity, poet brought out the tragedy together with his emotion in a very artistic way. The diction used together with imagery allowed reader to sorrow and mourn together with poet as if all this was for
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