"Fatality" Term Paper by Writing Specialists

Examines the emotions expressed in the poem, "Fatality", by Ruben Dario.
# 92717 | 1,089 words | 2 sources | MLA | 2007 | US
Published on Feb 27, 2007 in Literature (Poetry) , English (Analysis) , Literature (Spanish)

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"Fatality" by Ruben Dario is a lyric poem with 13 lines and three stanzas and embraces melancholy, mortality and the emotions of humanity. This paper examines the feelings that the poem expresses and the questions that are raised about the meaning of life.

From the Paper:

"And so, at the outset of this poem, the reader sees that trees are happy because they are "scarcely sentient" (sentient means to be conscious, alert, attentive, responsive...in short, more than just alive). So a tree being "happy" is the use of personification, and Dario brings the poem into the human consciousness by saying in effect, if the tree were more like humans, it would be miserable. But because it is a living organism, and yet unthinking and unfeeling, it must therefore be in a happy state."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Enguidanos, Miguel. "Inner Tensions in the Work of Ruben Dario." Ruben Dario Centennial Studies. Eds. Miguel Gonzalez-Gerth & George D. Schade. Austin, TX: Department of Spanish and Portuguese Institute of Latin American Studies The University of Texas at Austin, 1970, 13-29.
  • Garth, Todd S. "Songs of Life and Hope/Cantos de vida y esperanza." Intertexts 9.2 (2005):173-177.

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