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    Personification Of Animals

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    As humans, we are only able to understand the world around us in terms of the human experience, through human emotions, feelings, and perception. Authors will often personify other things in order to relate back to the human experience. Most likely of these cases, authors will personify animals. Sometimes this is deliberate and other times the author is personifying animals unintentionally, because that is the only way the author can perceive the animal in his or her own terms of the human experience. Since we are completely unaware of the experience of other creatures and cannot place ourselves in the mind of these animals, we must analyze the animal world in terms of the human experience. Two poems that use personification of an animal in order for the reader to relate to or understand the animal are “The oldest living Thing in L.A.” by Larry Levis and “A Romance for the Wild Turkey” by Paul Zimmer. Each of these poems are both about a specific animal. These two poems, while about different animals, both depict the ways in which…

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    Secondly, all of Dickinson's work uses numerous poetic devices such as personification, metaphors, alteration, rhyme, and tone throughout the poem to create dramatize the meaning of death and create intense imagery. In the first poem, Emily Dickinson uses personification to shows how she and death travel together in the stanza two “We slowly drove‐He knew no haste”(Dickinson “ Because I could Not Stop For Death” 5). Death is being personified as a person who is driving to death. She said, “I…

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    not stop for Death,” by Emily Dickinson, “Death, be not proud,” by John Donne, are two examples of this. “I heard a fly buzz – when I died,” also by Dickinson, is an example of a poem that does not personify death. Although some people think of death as a one sided-topic, these poems explore the multiple sides of Death. For example, in one poem the author thinks of Death as a weakling, and in another, the author thinks of Death as a chivalrous gentleman. Clearly, Death has numerous ‘faces’ in…

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    “I thought the earth remembered me, she took me back so tenderly,”( line1), introducing the earth as a female in the beginning of the poem“Sleeping In The Forest” was a bold move made by Mary Oliver. The poet uses metonymy, personification, and symbolism to move the direction of the audiences thought of a forest into a whole new idea of peace and softness. Her main idea is to show how men view women in their full integrity through the correspondence of a dark forest and a woman. The speaker is…

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    soldier is in the same status as humans. Cattle dies even though they do not want to, and Owen has proposed soldiers die at war although they eagerly want to live. This could mean soldiers have no choice to choose whether to live or die and no honour has given to them after death. Hence, the rhetorical question is asking what rights were given to the dead soldiers who fought for the country. Through this question, the battlefield is illustrated as cold-hearted, dangerous, and cruel. These…

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    significant role in each and every life, and it is also one of the most feared thoughts that swim through the head of many individuals. Both of the poems, “Because I could not stop for Death,” and “Death be not proud,” look at the subject ‘death’ as the main theme. Both of these poems, by Emily Dickinson and John Donne, offer different views on death, but agree that death should not be feared. Through the use of tone, these poets encourage their readers to not fear death. Although the poets…

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    Invictus Comparison

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    abyss, which implies hell, and the phrase “pole to pole” suggests that it is as deep as the length of the earth. The pit could also be the world itself, which the speaker views as a place of gloom. This coincides with his description of the world as a “place of wrath and tears”. After surpassing these hurdles, he thanks “whatever gods may be”. Repetition of “I am the master of my fate I am the captain of my soul” in Invictus displays the importance of controlling your own soul and not letting…

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    the narrator. “And I had put away/My labor and my leisure too,/For His Civility –” (Dickinson 6-8). Moreover, Death is illustrated as a polite character, and alludes courtesy. We paused before a House that seemed A Swelling of the Ground – The Roof was scarcely visible – The Cornice – in the Ground – (Dickinson 17-20) Finally, the considerate and gentlemanly Death brings the narrator ‘home,’ or rather, the narrator dies. Personifying death as a man was done exceptionally well by Dickinson.…

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    The personification of death allows for a direct connection to form between the speaker and the subject. It is generally easier for one to see connections that rely on physical interactions as opposed to connections between abstract ideas. The personification of death allows the reader to see a man, and not just an idea. When the speaker talks about Death in this poem, she also talks about a gentle man. The way the speaker addresses the subject can have a great influence on the way one perceives…

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    ØDickinson personifies “Death” and uses alliteration of the “c”.She describes this as a pleasant event that takes place in a carriage. She uses end rhyme in lines 2 and 4 and internal rhyme in line 3 and ØImmortality: (or eternal life) is the concept of living in physical or spiritual form for an infinite length of time. Dickinson’s approach on death is primarily shown through personification where she utilises death and immortality as characters. For instance, “Because I could not stop…

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