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.
Then, the next poetic devise used is imagery, which was the most affective devise because of the vivid images the audience can imagine in their own minds. This approach also represents the depressing attitude and tone towards death. Lastly, the sounds and repetition are also used to show and express the downing aspects of the poem, including the tone and the attitude of the speaker. All together they make up just some of the important poetic devises that are being used in this poem that can analyze the speaker’s attitude towards death, which clearly is deadly.
Both speakers believe they are honorable figures and victims of their own desires, but both disclose in their diction and imagery the real sexual nature of their problems. In addition, In both poems, death becomes a metaphor for satisfaction whether forced on another or a state realized for oneself. The opening lines of “Porphyria’s Lover” create a tone of gloominess and violence that is seen throughout the rest of the poem. There is personification of the wind, where it seen as a destructive human force, aggravated by the same “spite” that the speaker will reveal in his murder of his lover. Porphyria’s entrance into the sixth line begins a ten-line sentence that ends with the minute she calls on the speaker.
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.
Comparing death to dying of the “light”, a word usually linked to cheerfulness, makes it seem unwelcoming and unexciting. In contrast, bright imagery such as “burn and rave,” and “lightening” is used to symbolise living and rebelling against death, giving the poem a zestful mood. Furthermore, the poet illustrates his message using examples of different types of men who want to resist death, so as to persuade his fa... ... middle of paper ... ... with carefully crafted tone and atmosphere. Dickinson’s poem evokes a keen sense of mystique and bizarreness because of its unusual perspective on death and its beautiful yet contextually strange imagery. Thomas’ poem has a vehement quality with fervent, raw emotions and powerful imagery that make it very moving.
Keats uses articulate wording to exemplify his tone, while using images, figures of speech, symbols, and allegory to illustrate his fear of death. His use of rhythm, sounds, and patters also contribute to his concentration of fear and the effects on his life. As one of the most famous Romantic poets, John Keats utilizes the elements of poetry in “When I Have Fears that I May Cease to Be” to convey his fears and allow the reader to realize how much these fears affect him. John Keats employs word choices and word order to illustrate his contemplative and sympathetic tone. The tone could be interpreted as pessimistic and depressing because the majority of the poem focuses on Keats’ fear of death.
In 'Porphyria's Lover' and 'My Last Duchess', Browning uses several features of dramatic monologue in order to engage and sustain the interest of the audience. This style of monologue is spoken by a character, which is not the poet, and is usually projected at a critical moment, as in the case of 'My Last Duchess' and 'Porphyria's Lover'. The speakers unintentionally reveal their insanity, in both poems, through their separate accounts. By making a comparison of the two poems, it becomes clear that Browning has used similar disturbing themes to illustrate what an individual is capable of doing. Browning's work is known to be an example of dramatic monologue, with this being the way in which he is able to portray the insanity of his characters.
“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). In these lines “night” and “light” rhyme. This rhyme scheme gives the poem a sense of order which helps to establish a feeling of anger towards death for the reader. These two different rhyme schemes help to establish how the reader feels as they are reading the poem. Each of these poems are different their themes, tones, and rhyme schemes, but they both show how the author perceives death.
Shakespeare's use of dramatic devices like this make the audience fully realise the depth of the characters' love for each other. However Shakespeare still shows the fact that these plays are tragedy when the characters that we would love to see overcome the obstacles and live "happily ever after" have to die for the love they share. A fact referring to love is that it is written in the Iambic Pentameter (the "language of love" in a... ... middle of paper ... ... he says "Hell and Night, must bring this monstrous birth to the world's light" outlining his evil intentions and hence his sheer hatred of Othello. He also makes an oxymoron saying "Divinity of Hell" before saying "When devils will their blackest sins put out, They do suggest at first with heavenly shows, As I do now" - Iago shows delight in what he comments here. He is revelling in his deception and the thought of revenge upon Othello.
Go about your own business." Then in the second stanza he admits that his love can't compare with the love of a poet whose tears are sufficient to sink a ship, whose heated passion brings a fever as fatal as the black death. So the tone appears to be wry amusement, self mockery. Thus we are surprised when the poem takes a more serious turn. This light-hearted tone tricks us as readers; we seem to be identified with Donne's imaginary foe--we who go about the business of life concerned with such mundane matters as crop failures, plagues, wars and lawsuits, work study, pizza parties, Reason and Romanticism tests.