"The Sick Rose" ( William Blake ) and "Because I Could Not Stop For Death" ( Emily Dickinson ) Analytical Essay by The Research Group

"The Sick Rose" ( William Blake ) and "Because I Could Not Stop For Death" ( Emily Dickinson )
Compares the poets' uses of imagery, personification and tone and titles to convey the themes of death and loss.
# 18482 | 900 words | 2 sources | 1990 | US
Published on Mar 24, 2003 in Literature (American) , Literature (English) , Literature (Poetry) , English (Analysis) , English (Comparison)


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"The poems "The Sick Rose," by William Blake and ?Because I Could Not Stop for Death," by Emily Dickinson both deal with the theme of death. One deals with the inevitable loss of beauty in the rose; the other deals with the inevitable loss of beauty in living for a human. Yet both poems are able to use tone, language and imagery to convey the fact that, while death may inevitable and unpleasant, there is victory in eternity because one enjoyed beauty while alive. This paper will show how both authors use imagery and other poetical devices to convey their universal and eternal themes in addition to creating lasting images of reality through the creativity of poetry.

In "The Sick Rose," Blake provides a short poem that has a large theme. He uses the image of a rose, and its destructive rose worm enemy, to convey the message that even the most ..."

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