understand part of the grief that wife’s, mothers and family members felt when being told there love one had passed away. When reading the lyrics of Dear Uncle Sam, Loretta begins by telling us she is writing to Uncle Sam. Uncle Sam is a national personification of the American government & the United States in general. It is the symbol that America uses to get men to enlist. When she says she is writing to him we can feel how desperate she must have been if she is writing to a fictional person.
In the poem “Death be not proud,” by John Donne the poet personifies death as a person not worthy of the respect and feat that he receives. From the words used in the poem, the reader gets the idea that it was written a long time ago, that being said it does not take away from the meaning nor is it hard to understand what they mean since the poet uses them in the literal meaning. The poem constructed in a way that is looks and sounds as the though the speaker is talking to Death in person. It sounds
humans act and ignore the beauty of the natural world around them by acquiring materialistic things, thus showing not only his irritation and disappointment in society, but also his irritated tone he has throughout the sonnet. Through his use of personification and imagery, Wordsworth is able to communicate that humans, in general, have become detached from nature and it’s beauty because of their infatuation of materialistic objects. The first section of this sonnet begins with a powerful statement of
examples of figurative imagery, the most prominent is personification. An example of personification is “they say [the lagoon] will gnaw at the shoreline / chew at the roots of your breadfruit trees / gulp down rows of your seawalls / and crunch your island’s shattered bones” (12-15). In this example, it is talking about the repercussions of climate change and what the future will look like if people do not change. The use of personification helps the reader understand the awful things that can
Donne uses personification to describe Death, in fact the whole poem is written as though it was a speech to be given to Death, an impossible idea if we could not think of death as a person. This contrasts with Thomas' idea of death which he describes, ironically, as
A Friendly Enemy "Death is my wish for myself, my enemies, my children" (Euripedes translated by Robinson Jeffers, Medea 11). Medea is hungry for death. She wants to taste it on her lips and wishes others to do the same. The value which Medea gives death is to use it as a weapon against her enemies. On the other hand, the women and the nurse fear death. Death,to the women and to the nurse is something that should not be wished for. "O shining sky, divine earth, Harken not to the
has become one of denial, causing each to develop "A...contentment, like a stone--." "Because I could not stop for death--," another famous Emily Dickenson poem, renders a highly unusual personification of death. At first, it seems odd that Dickenson capitalizes "Death" as if it were a proper name. However, Death is described as a cordial and polite man throughout the poem, in sharp contrast with the traditional "grim reaper"
living life. Ultimately, however, the speaker has to leave this world to move to the next because death is waiting to ride away with the speaker. In this short quote, Dickinson uses a variety of strategies, such as the use of capitalization and personification, dashes, and concepts that readers are familiar with, to explain death and what it truly is to her. Emily Dickinson uses this poem to portray her view of life and death as a continuous and everlasting journey that is unique for each person, presenting
Marissa D. Staggs Ms. Karnotski Pre-AP World Literature 4 October 2014 “But indeed, at that time, putting to death was a recipe much in vogue with all trades and professions, and not least of all with Tellson’s. Death is Nature’s remedy for all things, and why not the Legislation’s? Accordingly, the forger was put to Death; the utterer of a bad note was put to Death; the unlawful opener of a letter was put to Death; the purloiner of forty shillings and sixpence was put to Death; the holder of a
demonstrates the journey and personification of death, leading to imagery of decay and annihilation to show the irony life has installed upon us. ‘Walking Around’ depicts a journey to portray the persona’s hellish perspective towards life and accepting death as escape. Neruda portrays the inevitability and inescapability of death, and questions the meaning of life as it is so despairing. In ‘Death Alone’, the chilling and frightening atmosphere is portrayed through the personification of Death throughout