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The Theme of Death in the Poems Here a Pretty Baby Lies by Robert Herrick and Richard Cory by Edwin Arlington Robinson and Mirror by Sylvia Plath and She Being Brand-New by E. E. Cummings
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Erica Prince English IV DC Mrs Summers April 5 2004 Different Natures of Death Portrayed In Poetry Birth and death are not two different states but they are different aspects of the same state There is as little reason to deplore the one as there is to be pleased over the other Mohandas Gandhi Death is something that happens to any living thing and it is something that everyone has to deal with at least once in their life whether it be the death of someonesomething they know or even their own death People die animals die plants die seasons fade away even things within us whether in our mind or in our body die Death is found in many things besides life it is found in novels biographies fantasy books journals and even in poetry Poetry can be defined as writing that formulates a concentrated imaginative awareness of experience in language chosen and arranged to create a specific emotional response through meaning sound and rhythm In poetry there are many types of deaths death of children violent death death of innocence and even the death of something once beautiful There are some deaths that result in pain nothing or possibly even a rebirth or something terrible or beautiful Through poetry people have been able to express these different kinds of death In poetry things are not always easily found Sometime we have to look for hints the lead us to our conclusions about what a poem is really about Other time it is obvious almost like a donee Death in poetry comes in many shapes andor forms Death can be found in poetry using foreshadowing figurative langue or many other things that help allude to the true meaning of the poem In Here a Pretty Baby Lies by Robert Herrick Richard Cory by Edwin Arlington Robinson Mirror by Sylvia Plath and she being Brand -new by EE Cummings an array of deaths are
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