Essay/Term paper: The poetry of william cullen bryant and emily dickinson: the theme of death
Essay, term paper, research paper: Emily Dickinson
The Poetry of William Cullen Bryant and Emily Dickinson: The Theme of Death
Many poems are written about death. The two poets William Cullen Bryant and
Emily Dickinson were very influential trancendental writers. Bryant writing
Thanatopsis And Emily Dickinson's "Because I Could Not Stop for Death" are
basically more alike then than they are similar for the fact that there views on
Death are the same, but what happens to you after is what is disimiliar,although
Dickinsons and Bryants poems are very different as seen in specific detail. As
in both poems death is present, the way the two authors express it however is a
One of many things that is similar is the fact that both authors present
there poems in first person view,but the way they describe what happens to you
after death is what is very dissimilar. In the poem when she says "We passed
the school where children played ,We passed the the fields of blazing grain,"
shows her use of Idealisation of Nature.Bryants whole poem is Idealisation of
nature, by choosing but one sentence would be cutting the poem short.By both
authors using the same romantic element is just another example of how they are
Thanatopsis and Because i could not stop for Death,are somewhat
dissimilar , for instance when in Dickinsons poem when she says "We slowly drove
he knew no haste," she is referring about death taking her away and she sees
everything on this journey.william Cullen Bryant however sees Death a little
different ,like in his poem when he says " There comes a still voice yet a few
days . and thee you will see no more,"He is saying that it will be very peaceful
and fast. That when you hear the voice, all is gone. They both had different
romantic/trancendental connections,bryant used heavy Idealisation of Mature by
saying "To him who in the love of nature holds Communion with her visible
forms."Emily Dickinson used supernatural for the fact that she says " Because i
could not stop for death he kindly stopped for me." Meaning I had no time for
death ,"HE" being death himself stopped for me. By her saying that she is
showing her transcendental elements.
All in all these two poems that have been compared and contrasted are
similar, however they still have very strong Unsimiliar elements.The two authors
Emily Dickinson and william Cullen Bryant definitely have similar elemental
intuitions for there poems are so alike.By comparing these poems there
similarities have greatly shined and only by reading the deep inside of the poem
can you notice that , by only skimming the surface of these poems you surely are
not getting the full effect of the poems written by these eccentric authors.
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