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Every body has various type of relationship in their lives Bruce Lundgren is fond of exploring relationships in his poetry the childhoodparent relationships in My fathers Dahlias while in Mr Death and The Farmer Retires To Town Lundgren explores relationships with the natural world Through different techniques Lundgren presents his thoughts and feelings on relationships of life In the poem Mister Death the use of personification in the title brings death to life and offers him an identity and title This presents a unique way of viewing death as natural and acceptable and also indicated the relationship of his own mortality The poem sets in a retirement home Mr Death comes alive and guards the place and watches over the elders in case one day he is needed Mr Death is more of a persons relationship to the nature or rather the supernatural world Death is fearful as it is mystical people tend to imagine the worst and fear even more However Lundgren presents a more sensible and smoothing view intending to make it seem like extrication rather than suffering in life Many alliterations are used to present Mr Deaths qualities like constant and caring practised and punctual pauses and pensive All lists of Mr Deaths actions shows how he is as a person doing his job like a normal person Among this all the Simile as constant and as a gardener smartly referred death as a gardener which brought up the old saying death is pushing up the daisy As death is taking away peoples life therefore its also a euphemism of death The similes used also created a mysterious image of death It referred death as a delicate bird gardener and nurse that is the opposite of what people sees it This is rather elusive and slippery which highlighted the relationship of human with death which we all know what death is but no one could ever get a
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