In conclusion, Plath is successful in the poetry because she managed to express certain things such as death in the variety of ways. She views death as being something horrible, a condition at which people are de-humanized and lack all th emotions and feelings. At the same time Plath connects death to life and makes an assumption that it is impossible to understand life without knowing that death exists. Dickinson, on the contrary, depicts death as something humans are both afraid of and at the same time are waiting for all their lives. Death in the poetry of Dickinson is not so horrible as in the writing of Plath.
In contrast to this, Dickinson consoles the reader by characterizing death as a tranquil journey in "Because I could not stop for Death." However, despite this difference, Dickinson seduces and catches the reader off guard by speaking of death in an unconventional way. Emily Dickinson masters describing a traumatic human event in the most mundane terms, with the help of literary devices such as imagery and language. With her use of imagery, Emily Dickinson is able to govern how the reader feels and reflects about death. In her poem, "Because I could not stop for Death," the word "could" signifies that death has occurred as a past experience.
Dickinson states in the poem that 'He kindly stopped for me --' (1103, 2). Death is not commonly known as being 'kind', which leads us to believe that Dickinson used this line to hint that death was a good thing. In the entire poem, she does not refer to death in a negative way. This shows more irony since death is often feared by many, either regarding themselves or other. This us of irony makes the poem more interesting to the reader.
11, Werry shows that “Death is a very present sojourner in Thomas’ poetry” and that Thomas intends to “conquer” death by not giving in (Werry). Thomas does not want to die, and he shows this throughout “Do not Go Gentle Into That Good Night.” These two themes show how different people accept death. While both of these poems discuss how an author deals with death, they both show death ... ... middle of paper ... ...d line rhyme. One example of this is in the first stanza. “Do not go gentle into that good night, Old age should burn and rave at close of day; Rage, rage against the dying of the light” (1-3).
Emily Dickinson is known for her poetry especially surrounding the subjects of death, love, and nature. These themes, however, are less standard than they may appear at first glance. Dickinson writes poetry with complex themes, and in many cases, each of her poems may be classified by more than one theme. “Because I could not stop for death” is a prime example of Dickinson’s multifaceted work. Emily Dickinson personifies death along with an underlying theme of love in “Because I could not stop for death.” Within the first line of “Because I could not stop for death,” readers are already aware that the theme of death will occur throughout the poem.
When looking at dissimilar observations of death it can be seen how private and special it is; it is also understood that death is inevitable so coping with it can be taken in different ways. Emily Dickinson’s poems “Because I Could Not Stop for Death” and “I Heard A Fly Buzz When I Died” show both parallel and opposing views on death. In “Because I Could Not Stop for Death,” the speaker is explaining the passage of her own death from beyond the grave in a more tender way. In the beginning, the narrator is too busy for death-- “Because I could not stop for Death/ He kindly stopped for me” (Belasco 1338). The character is not going to wait for her life to end; rather the speaker will live life and allow death come to her naturally.
Sleep and death are allied and one is the image of the oth... ... middle of paper ... ...death in itself dies. John Donne will not accept death as the finale, his religious conviction supports in the belief of eternal life proceeding death. Throughout the poem Donne’s main purpose was the personification of death, his use of figurative language gave death humanistic characteristics and made death vulnerable and unintimidating. The structure of three quatrains and a couplet for the poem allowed for easier understanding of the context because the layout and rhyme scheme helped the poem flow and also revealed the tones. The imagery of death described by Donne breaks down death’s pride and bravado, as well as shine an encouraging light past the process of dying, on to the hope of delivery to eternal life.
She wrote a sequence of death poems in which death is what separates people from their beloveds. Dickinson brings into the light the experiences of death as an extension of experiences in this world. The idea is quite macabre and surreal, but presented quite naturally. She tries to understand this experience as another form of the human experience. In some poems Emily Dickinson contrasts the beliefs of death with its realistic occurrence.
While death is widely considered negative and the end of the road, I understand this poem to be a journey into freedom, freedom from pain and the negativity of this mortal coil. And while the poem depicts the end of life, it also shows that one end leads to other beginnings. The circle of life continues to sustain even as we move on to that great darkness. The literary techniques in the poem helped to highlight the reality of death. The constant repetition of the fly reminds the reader of the decay occurring.
by Emily Dickinson and "Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night? by Dylan Thomas, it is evident that the poets use contrasting and comparative techniques in their unique presentations of the concept of death. In the poem "Because I Could Not Stop For Death? Emily Dickinson presents the idea of acceptance of death, whereas in the poem "Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night? Dylan Thomas presents the idea of refusal and opposition to death.