Poetry Essay

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This paper is being submitted March 9th, 2014 for Mr. Zimmerman’s ENC 1102 English II course.
Poetry Essay
Death. Death is the ultimate end of a living creature or a process. With death, once what was can never be again, just a mirror or similar shadow. Death is the final scene and emotional goodbye. Even though depressing, death is both necessary, and sometimes rewarding in a sense of cleanse and beginning of a new state.
Mid-Term Break is a poem relating to my theme by the death of a young boy. This poem happens to capture the normal reaction to death, although shown differently by random people. The father taking it the worse, “In the porch I met my father crying – He had always taken funerals in his stride.” The boy was seemingly confused by death, and what it actually was to behold until the end of the poem. “He lay in the four foot box as in his cot. No gaudy scars, the bumper knocked him clear. A four foot box, a foot for every year.” A hard line to read as we learn in the end that he was a young boy, while his brother realizes that death is definitely not forgiving. He also notices that death is not always violent or shocking in appearance, but cold and unchangeable due to the pale and empty look of his brother. A very sad poem and challenging time for family and friends.
Let Evening Come is a less depressing poem relating to death. It is more of a poem in acceptance of death, and reaffirmation that it is normal and ok. Death in this poem refers more to the dying of day, the end of routines, and the start of something new. Near the end of the poem, the author does compare the ending of the day to be as normal as air in the lung, but finishes it up with a few lines of comfort, “Let it come as it will, and don’t’ be afraid. God does not leave us comfortless, so let evening come.” To me this instills a sense of…...

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