The poet mourns the death of his loved one and wants the world to grieve with him. His wants his subjective to be objective. The first stanza links everything to noise. He wants to 'silence the piano ' for example, showing how he wants no more noise in the world. Throughout the poem, there are many imperatives.
Farrell uses an informal tone and colloquial language to show how terrifying this experience was to the speaker. When his mother dies, it makes him nervous, not saddened nor lonely, which are what most people feel after the death of a loved one. "They," the state struck fear into the speaker when they killed his mother and the speaker has no other option but to rationalize her death and move on because he dead his own life. This attitude is consistent throughout the first stanza until the last two lines. At the end of the first stanza the speaker stops masking.
I came to the conclusion that the author is in deep pain over the loss of a loved one or a very prominent part of her life in the past. Emily compares her feelings to those provoked while attending a funeral. She focuses most on the senses of touch and sound. She "felt a funeral", heard the beating of drums--rather odd sensations for someone to express unless they feel pain equal to that felt at the death of someone loved and needed. Therefore, it is obvious that Dickinson is writing this poem from experience, not observation.
She writes as if the man is her lover, kindly stopping in a way as if he was to suit her. Death is not to be our enemy, but instead is our companion. In the next two lines, in lines three ... ... middle of paper ... ...inson's unorthodox way of writing about death succeeds in catching the reader off guard. In both "I heard a Fly buzz-when I died" and "Because I could not stop for Death," Dickinson is able to portray death in a way that is unfamiliar to most people. She did not write to please her audience, but to serve death as a metaphor for how we live our lives.
The photographer took pictures of constant death from his surroundings and Duffy shows how he managed to deal with that and she highlights his sadness and grief from his experience. A line from the poem that says, “how the blood stained into foreign dust” is clear evidence that there was death taking place on the battleground. Duffy uses the words “foreign dust” to describe that there was a conflict in another country, which meant th... ... middle of paper ... ... were still able to have love and care for one another. The first sentence from the poem that says, “ No Madonna and Child could touch” assures this, as it explains that the love they had was stronger than Mary and Christ. This is to show that even though the mother and child were dying, their love for each other was very strong that even death could not pull them apart.
In the poem "I Felt a Funeral in My Brain" Dickinson seems to be describing a delusion of a person that is contemplating what will happen to him/her when he/she dies. This poem also seems to be an affirmation of heaven and hell and a personal battle within the narrator to come to terms with his/her own mortal existence. In the first stanza Dickinson describes "feeling a funeral in her brain". This could be a metaphor for her own personal death and the reference to "sense breaking through" tells the reader that only through death can a person ever understand and/or value life. This could be viewed as a retrospection on the narrators life and a telling poem about where she was at in her existance around this period of time.
The speaker is on the journey to the final resting spot, as the following lines suggest “We passed before a House / th... ... middle of paper ... ...ed surrounded by grieving loved ones. This poem is also different, as the speaker is illustrating the feelings and the surroundings as the speaker is dying, describing what is going on as it happens. It is not a memory like the first poem. Although, both poems are similar in subject matter, they tell stories so divergent. “Because I could not stop for Death” had a stronger impact on me.
In the last lines of the poem, Dickinson considers “Sweeping up the Heart, and Putting Love away” because it is common for one to not want to love again after losing someone that was once so close to them. It is obvious to the reader that Dickinson, personally, keeps busy after a loss so that she may not have to dwell in the
In Keats’ “Ode to a Nightingale” he writes, “I have been half in love with easeful Death” (Keats). This line of poetry shows how Keats’ state of mind is reflected poetry.This stanza alone shows hints of depression and desire for death. Keats was more than just depressed. One can say he feels that is done with his life on earth and that he wants to die because everyone else in his family has. Keats wants an “easeful death”.