Views of Death - Gina Pazzi English 1102-204 Essay Three...

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Gina Pazzi English 1102-204 Essay Three Dr. Rose Day Views of Death “When Death Comes,” by Mary Oliver, is the best poem I read in our class. The poem was clear and easy to comprehend; it had similes and good comparisons; it spoke about living life to the fullest; and it was inspirational. I thought the poet was masterful in describing what she wanted to accomplish and to feel once her life was over. Using a first-person technique to articulate what she wanted from life was also effective. The phrase that was used to begin the poem, “When Death Comes,” was repeated four times to let the reader be ready for what was to come after that. “When death comes” was repeated like a mantra, and I couldn’t help but to start questioning myself about what I’ll do if death comes for me today. That’s how effective that phrase, “When death comes,” was in preparing the reader for what was to come next. Also, I love the way the poet made comparisons and used similes to describe how death approaches people. For example, “When death comes like the hungry bear in autumn”(1-2) painted a scene of a
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