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I have decided to compare The Dying Cowboy and The three Ravens the reason I choose these two poems is because they have both a similar subject death The Dying Cowboy is about a cowboy who as he is walking down the road meets another cowboy who is rapped in white linen I spied a poor cowboy all wrapped in white linen The Dying Cowboy line 3 This line to me says the cowboy is already dead as he is wrapped in white linen but the cowboy is not dead as we find out in the next few lines I fell that the author did this to create shock as the audience would by surprised when the cowboy is still alive as they had thought he was dead A few lines on in the poem the cowboy wrapped in the white linen says to the cowboy passing by I see by your outfit that you are a cowboy These words he did say as I boldly walked by Come sit down beside me and hear my sad story The Dying Cowboy Line 5-6 They way Passing cowboy says as I boldly walked by to me suggests that he has something to prove to the cowboy wrapped in white linen Also the way he does not actually admit to the cowboy wrapped in white linen that he is a cowboy all this adds excitement to the poem as the cowboy rapped in white linen talking to the cowboy passing by is a surprise just like when someone you dont know says hello to you in the middle of the street As you read further on into the poem the cowboy rapped in white linen starts telling his life story almost except in a shortened and strait to the point kind of way He starts of by talking about that how when he was young he was handsome this
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