The Importance Of Death In Auden

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Death is inevitable. Every life has a story, and in most cases, the conclusion is death. Some special people live a life where their story continues to be told and in a way they continue to live on while dead. When you die you always leave something behind. Some people leave a loved one, most people leave family, and everyone leaves a trail. There are many different ways death occurs. An individual could die of old age, naturally in their sleep, in a traumatic accident, suicide, disease, unfortunately within combat of war, and many other ways. We all have encountered someone dying at some point in our lives and even though we know it is bound to happen with each individual, it still hits us with disbelief and a strong coming of emotions. Each …show more content…
God may have summoned your companion without a warning and you always question as to why it was them and not yourself. God has a special way of working the world and we will never understand it, but we can always learn from experience and prepare ourselves for the future. He may have put this roadblock in your life to strengthen you, yet we always have that feeling that there is no reason for God to keep you on Earth anymore. Auden ends his poem with the line, “For nothing now can ever come to any good” (Auden 16). He basically ends the poem the way he wants to continue on with life. In retrospect he would never feel the need to stop living at that point in time, although it probably felt like it was the only thing possible for him to cope with the way he was feeling. He also uses a great symbol in the poem by saying, “Put crepe bows round the white necks of the public doves.” The color white is known as a symbol for peace. Doves could be used, as Auden did, as a symbol for freedom. (Genius). Auden may have felt that these white doves symbolized the freedom of his partner’s life; that he or she is now pain free and can look over him. He also believes that by using the color white, his partner brought peace to his life. It is true that your soul mate completes every bit of your life. They complete you and create a certain happiness every day that is unexplainable to a …show more content…
Not every one knows what you could be going through every day of your life. You have a terminal disease and your walking down the street and other people look at you as just another person, maybe not even noticing you. Auden felt like the world should have just stopped and comforted him in his time of weeping. He explains with the lines, “Stop all the clocks, cut off the telephone,” (Auden 3) and he continues on with, “Let traffic policemen wear black cotton gloves” (Auden 8). When we lose someone special in our lives we stop everything were doing and there is no intention to continue on with our lives until we get that empty feeling out of our stomach. Auden felt that with the loss of his special partner the world should have just taken a break from what they were doing and just pay their respects. This is how hard death can affect you and your emotions. The black cotton gloves are a sign for respect and mourning. We see policemen as leaders of our community. Just as the government orders flags at half-mast for special deaths, police have the same power to commence a movement; in this case, showing the community there was an event that needs to be noticed. He also writes, “Let aeroplanes circle moaning overhead / scribbling in the sky the message He Is Dead,” representing that the world needs to see and understand Auden’s current situation an emotion. The plane moaning sound is

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