Posted at 11.15.2018
Death is inevitable. The result of death on different people can vary greatly. Some might want to obtain pleasure from the nostalgic thoughts of a lost loved one, some could see loss of life as a reminder to love more, and some could even choose to avoid facing the tough truth that fatality presents.
Alice Walker, in "Poem at Thirty-Nine", tried out to explore the warmth of a parental romantic relationship. Judy Brunette, in "Dad", attemptedto memorize the same. "A Mother in a Refugee Camp" by Chinua Achebe proved how powerful a mother's love is when confronted with death, which is similar to "Funeral Blues" by W. H. Auden. Christina Rossetti tried to use her poem "Remember" showing how exactly we could alleviate the reality of her death to her family members and friends. The theme of "Don't dread death" by Aleksandr Blok is similar.
All these poets took different perspectives on death; however, from all these poems, the poets all aware that loss of life is inevitable. We, as humans, usually feel depressed after the fatality of someone. However, it is actually our choice to decide on how loss of life should suggest to us. The truth is, the actual level of depression would often be based upon several factors, including how much time you have known the deceased and the partnership between you and the deceased. Without any hesitations, the partnership between a mother and a son should be the most personal one.
In "A Mother in a Refugee Camp", the poet, Chinua Achebe, demonstrates the horror of your refugee camp from the beginning, via a tone filled up with pain and despair. "The environment was heavy with odors of diarrhea" illustrates the unimaginable living conditions where the people in the refugee camp was hurting. The severe explanation employed by the poet strongly emphasises the disgust and terror he feels for such an environment and the main topic of loss of life remains subtly behind his words. Moreover, it also shows the constricting feeling that death gives. Through the entire poem, we can realise that death is definitely not a light issue.
Furthermore, Achebe uses strong imagery to describe the true horror of fatality. For instance, the adjective "rust-colored" is used to spell it out the mane of the child, "rust" recommending the long suffering endured by the sufferer. He ends this line with the word "skull", which, as a symbolic image of fatality again highlights this particular topic. When we need to face death, different people will have different reactions. An example of this would be giving up, avoiding the real truth or attempting for survival.
The poet also uses "a ghost-smile" to mention a menace behind the mother's laugh, connecting the character herself to fatality. It almost shows that "death" has acquired the mother over, and it is the "ghost" that is smiling to the child. As death strategies, a smile from the bottom of the heart will be the most attractive thing, which again emphasises how much the mother in the refugee camp truly loves her son. To conclude, death will not mean we should give up, but to love more.
Upon executing research on the background of Chinua Achebe, the poem was written when Chinua Achebe accepted a demand to provide as a international rep in Africa. During his life, Chinua Achebe has travelled to many towns. The poem was his personal experience during the trip. The poem got shown Chinua Achebe's disappointment for the living standard of people in Africa. But to Chinua Achebe, loss of life means the everlasting lack of something. And prior to such reduction, we should struggle before death.
In "Funeral Blues" by W. H. Auden, the remarkable theme would be the sorrow of the loss of life of any close family member. Similar to "A Mom in a Refugee Camp" by Chinua Achebe, the impact of a family member's fatality is filled with frustrating grief. In "Funeral Blues", although the poet didn't directly identify who the deceased was, it was later learned the poem was written for Auden's deceased dad.
W. H. Auden used a pessimistic strategy on the question concerning how exactly we should face death. In the line, W. H. Auden stated "He's Deceased". He capitalised the term "He" and "Dead", highly emphasising the mind-boggling force and feeling when Auden experienced the loss of life of his father.
To illustrate the "necks of the general public", Auden uses the term "white", which frequently symbolises purity, innocence, and serenity. On the other hand, Auden illustrates the "cotton gloves" on the traffic policemen as "black", which is a stark comparison to "white", perhaps in what they symbolize as well. "Black" is often used to mention gloom and morbidity. Traffic policemen are known to control and maintain discipline of the public; however, by using "black cotton gloves" by the "traffic policemen", perhaps Auden is trying to mention that fatality is a topic that is totally out of your control.
Auden uses "my North, my South, my East, and my Western world" to describe his father, which will be the point of all directions over a compass. Employing this explanation, Auden emphasises that his father held a respected role in his life, and that his father continues to be with him wherever he goes. However, Auden advances to mention "I thought that love would keep going permanently: but I had been wrong". In this particular word, Auden confesses that although he thought the love of someone could continue forever, death harshly proves this to be bogus. When death occurs, we can lose everything and become completely hopeless. Following the fatality of his father, Auden remarks that he did not even want the "stars". Actors are often used to represent hopes, accomplishments, and success, and are also known to help identify locations and guidelines. Thus Auden is implying that when he lost his dad, he has lost the meaning of life. Loss of life has a terrific interpretation to him.
After reading "Funeral Blues", I used to be overwhelmed with recollections of my very own grandfather's funeral. The poem is able to get such strong feelings and personal situations from the reader that they can both sympathise and empathise with W. H. Auden, as he explains the loss of life of his father
In "Remember", Christina Rossetti conveys that fatality may not remain a negative matter, or the main of grief and loss. Loss of life can be interpreted differently by each and every person, and no one's point of view is the same. For Christina Rossetti, an British poet and a Anglo-Catholic, religious beliefs most likely enjoyed a predominant role in her life. Throughout her activities, she is able to illustrate a brighter, more positive side to loss of life in her poem, "Remember".
No one has learned what goes on after death. Christina Rossetti details her thoughts and opinions as a "silent land". Silence is often used to describe environments of peace and noiselessness, where there is absolutely no conflict, no war. In society, such places are scarce, and are often limited by libraries and churches, where normal residents go only to focus and think, without the interruptions or disruptions. To Christina Rossetti, the entire world after loss of life is one of serenity, where we have a place where we will not be bothered forever without any problems and horrors in the encompassing environment. Furthermore, we will be able to pay attention to the silence and think about ourselves.
In the poem, Christina Rossetti attempts to encourage the reader to see fatality through her point of view. The death of any close friend or a family member is clearly an instant of pain and grief; however as time advances, a smile will eventually seem on our face even as we let them go, and rather than living in days gone by, we move onto the near future, the good and better stories imprinted in our minds to keep us company. Towards the poet, death teaches us to truly treasure our family and our friends, and to value what we have rather than take things for granted. Christina Rossetti presents an totally different view of death to the reader by educating them that loss of life can happen when we least expect it, and we have to take it easy to the fullest while we still can. Loss of life may also be considered as the line between the dead and living, a boundary that avoids people from ever before seeing or reaching their deceased family members. However no subject how depressing this thought may be, Christina Rossetti is able to utilize this aspect as a reminder, of how exactly we should love the people all around us before they are simply unwillingly and uncontrollably recinded from us.
The positive interpretation of fatality is also reinforced by "Don't fear fatality" by Aleksandr Blok. Aleksandr Blok was born within an intellectual and educated family. Aleksandr Blok begins the poem with a commanding starting, immediately ensuring the reader to "Don't dread loss of life in earthly journeys. Don't fear opponents or friends. " Loss of life is an idea which is normally regarded with dread by most people, if not all, as death literally is the end to one's life. Enemies will be the people who we meet and loathe, whereas friends will be the ones we treasure. The phrase "Don't dread" quickly shows Aleksandor Blok's point of view on death that it's a neutral subject. Blok uses "a dawn's favor" and "Eternal Reign" to convey his opinion of life after fatality. As "eternal" is a expression often associated with faith and heaven, it subtly clues that the globe after loss of life is beautiful and forever-lasting. Blok explains the world that people stay in now, once we are still alive, as "a slave of life". Slavery is a horrific issue, one where people are posted to various constraints and limits, and does not have any free will of his own. It is therefore clear that Aleksandr Blok eagerly anticipates the life span after death can be an escape from the earth we live in.
"Poem at Thirty-Nine" is compiled by Alice Walker predicated on her personal experience - her life following the death of her dad. The poet consistently expresses "CAN CERTAINLY MAKE MONEY miss my father" throughout the poem, a simple and direct reminder of the sadness and damage she feels over her father's death. Walker mentions that many of her truths will need to have "grieved" him. "Grieve" is often used to express a reaction towards an unsatisfied event, thus Walker may be trying to illustrate that her daddy was relatively disappointed with Alice before his fatality. Through the use of "before the end" to describe the fatality of her daddy, Walker uses this euphemism to express that loss of life truly is a long lasting ending. Towards the poet, death makes us appreciate that we should cherish what we've before "the end". When we experience the loss of life of a close friend or family member, we should study from it, learn "to admire" and stay positive. Thus, when our time does indeed come, we have no regrets. Furthermore, this poem reminds us that death is not simply a unhappy time of grief and reduction; it also demonstrates to and reminds us of the pleasure we have to value.
The poem "Dad" by Judy Brunette similarly describes the partnership between the poet and her father, where she creates a memorial of him, after his death of a coronary attack. She talks about "Yet in my turning. . . it seems the audio has been erased" which illustrates that even though he is useless, she still hears his tone, emphasising the importance of him in her life. "Erased" usually describes long lasting removal or deletion, which the poet strains how irreversible death is, and exactly how it is completely out of your control. However, much like "Poem at Thirty-Nine" by Alice Walker, the time after death may be plagued with despair and sorrow, yet it is always also filled up with remembrances. As the poem extends to to a surface finish, Judy Brunette reminds us that "Years will come and go but your memory will never be erased". The repetition of this phrase emphasises that although loss of life is completely out of our own control, we can still maintain our life just how we wish it to be, even following the loss of life of someone important.
In the poem, Judy used "consumed" to describe how she put in her time with her dad. Judy also talked about in the poem that she "consumed" her father's love and smile. "Consumed" usually means the use of something which will be dissipated or consumed without refill, such as food, petrol and electricity. However, the use of "consumed" by Judy gives the and therefore if we can not treasure the time before the fatality of someone important to us, it might be like we are throwing away the limited opportunity to spend time and stay as well as that person. Quite simply, this is of death that Judy brings about is, more or less similar to Alice, loss of life reminds us remembrances and our limits. Furthermore, even though we, as individual, cannot evade or move away from death, loss of life is a chance for us to expand up and become independent, once we will have no chance to count on someone we used to count on after his death or departure.
To conclude, we all have to face loss of life. However, what loss of life methods to us will rely upon the view of differing people. After reading the above mentioned six poems, I have struggled to believe what loss of life should imply to us - whether it should be viewed as positive just as "Don't fear fatality" or is death the end of everything as in the "Funeral Blues"?
There are no total answers on the meaning of death. Personally, I really do not assume that there exists another world after death. However, to me, this is of loss of life is we ought to learn to treasure the things we've during our life-time, which is comparable to the view of Judy and Alice in "Dad" and "Poem at Thirty-Nine" respectively. In order to not allow any regrets to myself after the fatality of my parents, I will live happily as long as I am alive, and to reward my parents in so far as i can prior to the day I'd not need such opportunity.
Given the doubt of death, we have to always stay happy and positive. If you ask me, that's the meaning of fatality.