Death Of Death By Emily Dickinson And Dylan Thomas Essay

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Everyone is going to die someday. It is an unpleasant fact. Because of universality of death, it is easy to understand why the theme of death occurs often in films and literature. Poetry is no exception to this trend. Poetry is filled with references to death of dying, because death is one of the most important human conditions. Some poets in particular have used death frequently in their writing. Emily Dickinson and Dylan Thomas are two of those poets. Emily Dickinson was born in 1830 and lived in Massachusetts. Much of her work had strong themes of death and many believed she was depressed. Her poetry consisted mostly of slant rhyme or near rhyme, which is seen in “Because I could not stop for Death” Dylan Thomas was born in 1914 and was from South Wales. He struggled with alcoholism for much of his life. At the time, he wrote his famous poem “Do not go gentle into that good night” his father was struggling with cancer. Their poems “Because I could not stop for Death” and “Do not go gentle into that good night” in particular have strong themes of death running through them. These two poems both have a theme of death and explore human mortality, but each poet has a different approach to this theme. “Because I could not stop for Death” explores the issue of death and human mortality as concepts not to be feared, but as ordinary occurrences. The poem is set in a quatrain with iambic meter. The speaker in this poem is recounting the day she died. This woman’s death is…

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