English(3).docx - Surname1 Name Instructor Course Date The theme of death Introduction The theme of death is widely discussed in the prose"The Giver

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Surname1 Name: Instructor: Course: Date: The theme of death Introduction The theme of death is widely discussed in the prose "The Giver" which was written by Lois Lowry in 1993. It is a novel which describes the story of a young boy aged twelve years called Jonah. Also, the theme of death is well described in the drama "Death of a salesman" an exclusive play written by Arthur Miller in 1949. It is a play that illustrates the story of a salesman William Loman aged sixty-three years who was insecure and unstable and tended to imagine events that happened from the past. In the poetry of Walt Whiteman, the great poet of America the theme of death is evident in his various poems like "Out of the Cradle Endlessly Rocking", the "Leaves of Grass" and "When Lilacs Last in the Dooryard Bloom'd" among many other major poems that he has written since 1855. In this paper, we are going to discuss the theme of death as it is evident in the prose "The Giver", the drama "Death of a Salesman" and the poems of Walt Whiteman. Walt Whitman Poems Walt Whitman describes death in his poems as the strongest delivery of humans and also he personifies it calling it the "dark mother" (Miller, 9). Abraham Lincoln death disturbed the poet's heart as he was his leader dearly and also he witnessed the death and sufferings of soldiers that's why he says "In giving his love to his dear leader, he gave it to mankind". In the poem "When Lilacs Last in the Dooryard Bloom'd," we find Whitman inviting death where he writes:
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Surname2 “Come lovely and soothing death, Undulate round the world serenely arriving, arriving, In the day, in the night to all to each, Sooner or later delicate death"(Miller, 20). He, therefore, realizes the importance of death within the universe by glorifying death and singing with joy death songs. The poet shows his experience within the poem with death hence making the poetry real. In the Civil, War Whitman works as the wound-dresser for the injured soldiers where he learned and experienced a lot which becomes the source of inspiration for his poetry writing on ideas about death. In the poem "Out of the Cradle Endlessly Rocking "the poet uses the theme of nature and shows its relation to death where he has started to understand the truth and significance of death to the universe. The story of two birds that were able to change the" Out setting bard" to a " Chanter of pains and joys, "continued with the singing of sorrows and joy. As
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