Death. Comparing Emily Dickinson And William Cullen Bryants Poems On The Topic

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Many poems are written about death. The two poets William Cullen Bryant andEmily Dickinson were very influential trancendental writers. Bryant writing ThanatopsisAnd Emily Dickinson's 'Because I Could Not Stop for Death' are basically more alikethen than they are similar for the fact that there views on Death are the same, but whathappens to you after is what is disimiliar,although Dickinsons and Bryants poems are verydifferent as seen in specific detail. As in both poems death is present, the way the twoauthors express it however is a bit unsimiliar.One of many things that is similar is the fact that both authors present there poems ...view middle of the document...

Thanatopsis and Because i could not stop for Death,are somewhat dissimilar , forinstance when in Dickinsons poem when she says 'We slowly drove , he knew no haste,'she is referring about death taking her away and she sees everything on thisjourney.william Cullen Bryant however sees Death a little different ,like in his poem whenhe says ' There comes a still voice yet a few days . and thee you will see no more,'He issaying that it will be very peaceful and fast. That when you hear the voice, all is gone.They both had different romantic/trancendental connections,bryant used heavy Idealisationof Mature by saying 'To him who in the love of nature holds Communion with her visibleforms.'Emily Dickinson used supernatural for the fact that she says ' Because i could notstop for death he kindly stopped for me.' Meaning I had no time for death ,'HE' beingdeath himself stopped for me. By her saying that she is showing her transcendentalelements.All in all these two poems that have been compared and contrasted are similar,however they still have very strong Unsimiliar elements.The two authors .EMily Dickinsonand william Cullen Bryant definitely have similar elemental intuitions for there poems areso alike.By comparing these poems there similarities have greatly shined and only byreading the deep inside of the poem can you notice that , by only skimming the surface ofthese poems you surely are not getting the full effect of the poems written by theseeccentric authors.

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