The speaker wishes that all sounds be silenced and has a desire for time to stop. Perhaps the speaker demands that every aspect of the funeral be exact as a way to bring control back to his chaotic life since the death of their loved one. The third stanza uses hyperboles to describe the depths of love between the two people and the line “He was my North, my South, my East and West” leads the reader to believe that the person who died set a course and now the speaker does not know what direction to take. The deceased was the speaker’s whole world. The disappointment the speaker is experiencing is conveyed when he says, “I thought that love would last fo... ... middle of paper ... ...ing a cherished loved one, that life is no longer worth anything.
George Tennyson was disinherited after some disagreements between him and his father and was removed from being the heir of the Tennyson property and had no choice but to join the ministry. Being cut out of the will resulted in all twelve kids having to deal with their drunk and drug addicted father. Though the family had not inherited any pro... ... middle of paper ... ... her lover to come to her but when the sun has set and the day has ended she comes to realize that he will not come and she has to endure the pain of being alone. The poem gives a sense that she can not escape from the emotional trauma she is going through and the environment around her also creates a gloomy mood as well however giving a silver-green color to the poplar tree gives hope that maybe not all ends in a tragedy but there is always hope. Mariana going through depression and feeling tired of life foreshadowed Tennyson going through depression and having a breakdown as well.
"Stop all the Clocks" is a poem all about grieving and mourning for a lover, a partner. It is about the complete and utter outpouring of grief. "White Roses" is simply a reflection of death. The poem I prefer is "Stop all the Clocks", because I feel it is a more significant poem than "White Roses" simply because it is a more personal poem. A poem full of heartache, grief and despair that someone the poet truly loved has gone forever.
John Keats, one of the greatest English poets of the Romantic period, writes the Shakespearian sonnet, “When I Have Fears” fueled by his fear of failure to achieve love and fame within his self-predicted short lifespan. The majority of Keats’s odes, letters, and poems focus on the theme of death and Keats’s concern of dying before fulfilling his promise, however, “When I Have Fears” paints a more complex, personal, direct and introspective portrait of Keats’ anxiety (Brotter) . The reader should be aware that Keats suffered tragedy after tragedy as he watched his family disappear, some from battling tuberculosis and others for varied causes. On January, 31st of 1818, having already lost his mother and uncle to tuberculosis, caring for his dying brother Tom, and developing symptoms of the disease himself, John Keats writes a letter to his friend J.H Reynolds that includes his sonnet ,“When I Have Fears”. Keats mentions that the letter was meant to be a “serious poetical letter”, however, apologizes to Reynolds and carries on with incessant panic about his condition.
These hardships shaped him into someone who mostly saw the world at its worst and rarely at its best. He took his feelings of despair and transferred them into his writing, which caused his works to be dark, gloomy, and quite depressing. In conclusion, Edgar Allan Poe was a magnificent writer, although his poems and stories were disturbingly dark. His works directly reflected his life and outlook on the world. Many of his works echo the tragic loss of women in his life.
It is no wonder that Edgar Allan Poe developed depression as a result of the many emotionally draining events in his life. At a very young age, Poe lost his father to tuberculosis and he lost his mother to a building fire at the theater his parents performed at. His siblings were discouraging figures as well. His brother died at twenty-six as a man of lost potential, and his sister is described as being “so hopelessly dull that she could never attain proficiency in anything at school” (Pruette 371). Edgar Allan Poe saw the atrocious qualities his blood relatives possessed and probably thought that those qualities were innate for him as well.
The literary style of Edgar Allan Poe is very dark and has many supernatural connotations. He showed this style in the stories that he wrote such as: The Raven, The Black Cat, and The Tell-Tale Heart. He also wrote many other stories that showed his dark style of writing; however I felt that these stories portrayed his style the best. Many sources think that the reason Poe had such a dark literary style was because of the events that occurred in his life. Some of these events included his father dying, and soon after that his mother died.
“Dulce Et Decorum Est” is a very powerful poem that is drawn from the author Wilfred Owen’s own experiences. This poem has great imagery and uses many metaphors which make the reader put themselves in Owen’s eyes. The pain is felt in his voice as he talks about his friend that he sees dying, yet he can do nothing about. His poem has an ironic point about how if people would put themselves in his spot at that moment they would not be telling their children that war was good. While in “Dead Troops Talk”, which is a photograph done by Jeff Wall, there seems to be a different feeling about it.
The author also uses numerous literal undertones throughout the poem to produce a melancholy attitude in the reader. He speaks of "wise men (2.1)", "good men (3.1)", "wild men (4.1)" and "grave men (5.1)" all coming to their death without any hope of life continuing thus encouraging the guarantee that everyone will come to their end. The literary element of tone is also present in this poem. Thomas sets the tone by conveying his anger about death by using grim words coming together to create a poem only nineteen lines long. Thomas also repeats "Rage, rage against the dying of the light (1.3)" and "Do not go gentle into that good night (1.1)" several times, communicating a dreadful tone to the reader.
The poem "The Sick Equation" relates how the poet missed out on so many opportunities with love in his life, as a result of the influence that his parents' crumbling relationship has had on him. After experiencing his parents' unhappy marriage as a child, he became convinced that every relationship would end up in conflict, misery and hurt. He therefore denies and rejects any love that comes his way. The poem is written in free verse and every alternate line rhymes. Gaps between verses are used to emphasise the passing of time.