Death : Death Be Not Proud, By John Donne And Because I Could Not Stop For Death

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Human mortality. One would know that it is the primary term that usually categorizes death. But can we categorize the aspects of death into one group? When one thinks of human death, it is easy to perceive it in a negative light. But with the help of the three poems "Do Not Go Gentle into That Good Night" by Dylan Thomas, "Holy Sonnet X: Death Be Not Proud" by John Donne, and "Because I Could Not Stop for Death" by Emily Dickinson, these selections highlight how death can have different perspectives, as well as various attitudes. Death can be seen as a type of freedom, but is often looked upon something to be feared. Death can also be seen as someone’s release of long-term pain and suffering, as well as the loss of someone beforehand. Within these poems, the occult aspect of death is portrayed as the primary theme, and the manner in which the reader is able to view death occurs in three different types of the following ways: death is portrayed as something that should be fought against, death is not that big of a deal and should not be feared, and death is kind and courteous. In literature, human death can be representative of many meanings. The way we look at it can change how we understand its meaning altogether. Initially, when one thinks about death, one knows that it can substantially be induced by natural purposes, or harm done by an external source. In Thomas’s "Do Not Go Gentle into That Good Night", one would see that the speaker of the poem tells his dying father…

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