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    Housman's To An Athlete Dying Young

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    Housman's "To An Athlete Dying Young" A. E. Housman's "To an Athlete Dying Young," also known as Lyric XIX in A Shropshire Lad, holds as its main theme the premature death of a young athlete as told from the point of view of a friend serving as pall bearer. The poem reveals the concept that those dying at the peak of their glory or youth are really quite lucky. The first few readings of "To an Athlete Dying Young" provides the reader with an understanding of Housman's view of death. Additional

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    To An Athlete Dying Young Essay Pain is temporary, but glory is forever. It is a common saying to tell athletes when they are on the brink of giving up just so they can give it their all to gain the glory and fame of winning. Many people believe that glory will last them forever, but Alfred Edward Housman is not one of those people. A.E. Housman wrote To An Athlete Dying Young in 1896, in which Housman explicates how dying young and in an athletes’ prime is better than growing old. He uses various

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    Being an athlete myself, I understanding this idea of being on top of the world and never wanting to come down. In this A.E. Housman poem this theme is taken to its full extent. Never coming down and losing your fame is death in “To an Athlete Dying Young”. Not ever letting anyone forget who the true champion is and now was. The main theme of this poem is that champions can not be champions forever unless they die a champion. In today’s world, champions are praised for winning. They could be an

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    Michael Dunning Mr. Ahlefeld Honor British Literature 11 May 2014 The poems "To An Athlete Dying Young" and "Ex-Basketball Player" are both tragic poems but each send people a completely different message. The poem "To An Athlete Dying Young" is a lyric poem that talks about a young track star who dies at the peak of his ability and is remembered for all of his accomplishments. The poem "Ex-Basketball Player" is also a lyric poem but it talks about a former high school basketball star who now works

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    Crystal Gross EN 111- IS3 November 1, 2015 Poetry Essay Summary of “To an Athlete Dying Young” A. E. Housman published the book A Shropshire Lad in 1896 in which “To an Athlete Dying Young” appears. The poem has seven stanzas written as quatrains. Each quatrain has two couplets that rhyme. In “To an Athlete Dying Young” the rhyming scheme is AABB. This unique style of writing was complemented by the AABB format. This format of the poem gave the feeling of going forward and backwards. As a result

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    “To an Athlete Dying Young”) Athletics, they’re everywhere you look. In schools, on the television, and even in a local park: sports are a part of everyday life. It all started when you were a little kid and played on a local soccer team, or even football in the school yard at recess. The amount of different sports ranges anywhere from: soccer, football, basketball, to even track and cross country. Almost anything can be made into a sport. In A.E. Houston’s poem “To an Athlete Dying Young” the

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    “To An Athlete Dying young”, written by A.E Housman, a well known athlete dies before it was his time, and his legacy is preserved throughout time. Parrelly, in an alternate poem, “Ex-Basketball Player”, written by John Updike, the town’s basketball star continues with his life and fades into nothingness after his glory days. The legacies of both of these athletes varies drastically, which is shown in both poems through personification and the author's mood

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    to die at the peak of one 's fame to avoid the chance of losing it? The central theme in Housman’s poem “An Athlete Dying Young” is that it is better to die young and famous than living a long life and losing your fame. The poet uses imagery, personification, and speaker to develop the theme. Housman uses imagery to develop the theme. The story takes place in the streets of the young athlete’s home town. He is dead in his coffin and is being carried by the town’s people on their shoulders

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    Irony in To An Athlete Dying Young When reading literature, the excitement level is enhanced through an author’s use of irony. Through Housman’s poem he uses different literary devices; irony, alliteration, metaphors. Irony (death) is used to be the main theme of this poem. Alliteration appears only in a few lines to demonstrate feelings. Metaphors are used to show the contrast from before to after. In To An Athlete Dying Young, A.E. Housman uses irony to describe a character who overcomes all his

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    themes like “fleeting youth, grief, and death” (A.E. Housman), which are seen in the poem “To an Athlete Dying Young.” The title, “To an Athlete Dying Young,” is relevant to the poem and the central theme because the entire poem is about a young athlete who has just passed away. The poem provides the reader with a point of view that praises this athlete for dying at a young age. “To an Athlete Dying Young,” is considered to be a lyric poem because of its rhythm and is classified as an elegy, “A somber

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