The two poems, “When I Am Dead, My Dearest” by Christina Rossetti and “When I Have Fears That I May Cease to Be” by John Keats are both revolving around the topic of death. Although the poems could not be more different, for both poets have two incredibly different views of death. Christina Rossetti seems to want her death to be a happy time, to remember all the good memories instead of mourning over the lost time, while John Keats poem pertains to being rushed, not having enough time in life to use. He fears his death will come sooner than he would prefer. He does not have enough time to participate in all the activities that he would enjoy. The author of this essay will compare and contrast both “When I Am Dead, My Dearest” by Christina Rossetti and “When I Have Fears That I May Cease to Be” by John Keats, because the two poems are similar in topic but could not be more different in perspective, this is shown through examining the theme, tone, and imagery that are presented within the two poems.
Francis Scott Fitzgerald once said, “Our lives are defined by opportunities, even the ones we miss”. Known as one of the greatest American writers of the 20th century, Fitzgerald influenced many people in his lifetime. Fitzgerald explains that one should embrace whatever opportunities present themselves, even the ones that have to be found again. Similarly, Rainer Rilke, Henry Longfellow, and Walt Whitman focus on the meaning of life and obtainable opportunities in their works. In the poems “Archaic Torso of Apollo,” by Rainer Rilke, “A Psalm of Life,” by Henry Longfellow, and “O Me! O Life!” by Walt Whitman, a common theme is that one's life does not wait for them, and one must take ahold of his passions.
2. In life there are always things that we want but the thing I want the most in my life is to be a great influence. I want to influence my sister to go to college, my
As people near the time of their deaths, they begin to reflect upon the history and events of their own lives. Both John Keats’ “When I have Fears” and Henry Longfellow’s “Mezzo Cammin” reflect upon the speakers’ fears and thoughts of death. However, the conclusions between these two poems end quite differently. Although both reflect upon Death’s grasp, Keats’ displays an appreciation and subtle satisfaction with the wonders of life, while Longfellow morbidly mourns his past inactions and fears what events the future may bring.
Mortality is a moving and compelling subject. This end is a confirmation of one’s humanity and the end of one’s substance. Perhaps that is why so many writers and poets muse about their own death in their writings. Keats and John Donne are two such examples of musing poets who share the human condition experience in When I Have Fears and Holy Sonnet 1.
I want to become the family member that has achieved her dreams of going to harvard and being a confident leader. I will be the one to help my family throughout tough times.
As an imaginative person, I like to think of things in a very creative way. This has made me very artistic and musical. My personal goals include that I sing with my full potential, and that I be an excellent chef, I can eat healthy more easily. In addition, I will experience life's big milestones, like graduation, marriage, children, and even old age. I also want to exercise more and live a
When I graduate for high school I want to go to East Carolina University to become a doctor, because the school is home plus it is one of the best schools that have a medical program, and I can work with babies and young people. I also want to have a small family and get married. I would like to have two kids, one a girl, one a boy or twins. I want to have a better life then what I grew up too plus giving them things that I didn't have. Also be a good role model to my younger brothers. To show them that anything is
There are many great things I would like to accomplish within my lifetime. One of the most important to me is to get into a good college and have a good education. To accomplish many of my other life goals I need a good education. Another important life goal I have is to get a good job. Something I have always wanted to do is spend a summer in Italy. I have always been determined to go to italy and it is definitely another one of my life goals.
When I get older I want to be a veterinarian. I want to travel to Hawaii because it's peaceful and the water is pretty. I want to live in the Bahamas because the weather is nice and the beach and water is pretty. If i were to get married it would be on the waterfront in the Bahamas or Hawaii. I eventually want to become a mom because i love children and i think they are so cute
The first thing that I would want to accomplish is getting a good job that can always financially support me, even if there is a downfall in the economy. I have always wanted to be a neurosurgeon but now that I have grown older I have had to face reality and see that this probably isn’t going to happen. So now I have adapted to still make part of my dream come true and I have decided to be
“Every great accomplishment was believed to be impossible at one time”-Unknown. That is a great quote to live by. There are many things I would accomplish in my life. To start, I would like to accomplish getting all A's in my eighth grade year. I want to graduate high school. I also would like to go to medical school to become a hospitalist.
Keats was very aware of his own mortality and his poetry reflected the intensity and the passion of a man who didn't have very long to live. His poetry remains some of the densest prose ever penned because, like his brief existence, he had to condense so much life into so little space. The thought of impending death would be enough to make anyone fall into hopeless despair but Keats's incredible talents and commitment to live in the moment perhaps allowed him to three lifetimes.
While both Keats and Longfellow often reflect on their own unfulfilled dreams and impending deaths, the poems however contrast on their own dispositions towards death and the future. Here, Keats expresses a fear of not having enough time to accomplish all that he believes he is capable of doing, but as he recognizes the enormity of the world and his own limitations of life, he realizes that his own mortal goals are meaningless in the long run of things. On the other hand, Longfellow speaks of a regret towards his inaction for allowing time to slip away from him in his past and is at a crossroads for the ominous future that looms ahead of him. Through the use of light and dark imagery, and personification, Keats and Longfellow similarly yet also differently, reflect on their own ideas for death and the futures that lay ahead of them.
“When You Are Old” is a poem that was written by William Butler Yeats in 1891. It is a poem about a person who wants to be remembered by those he loves. It is a story about dreams forgotten and memories long gone. Yeats captured a feeling of longing in this poem that some people may never understand unless they have a relationship that is more to them than any other relationship they will ever have. “When You Are Old” talks about a woman who was loved by a man until he died. It is a story of how a life should be remembered by a person who loved another.