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Author of works of deep philosophical and psychological complexity “dis-guised” as “realistic” poems-Winner of four Pulitzer Prizes“Fire and Ice” (1920)Some say the world will end in fire,Some say in ice.From what Ive tasted of desireI hold with those who favor fire.But if it had to perish twice,I think I know enough of hateTo say that for destruction iceIs also greatAnd would suffice-an ironic and a pessimistic tone, talks about destruction and how humansthemselves result in the destruction of themselves, looks like an experi-enced person is writing the poem-“destruction” words-Hate refers to the intense desire a person feels to accomplish their ownmotives in life. If desire is in control then it is beneficial as it gives a personthe reason to live. But if the desires get out of control it can lead to greatdestruction.-However, ice is absolute destruction because ice refers to hatred betweenpeople. Hatred is an intense feeling that keeps on building up without aperson himself noticing it. Then after a huge build up of hatred in a per-son’s heart it leads to enormous damage.-This can be linked to the war at that time as cold war which exists betweencountries results in as much destruction that physical aggression can leadto.-Ice, our ability to have desires, and humans are greedy, and maybe endthe world-Written between the war ended and started-Cold War more destructive than actual aggression-Fire can be cruelty and aggression, ice could be indifference, by standards,as aggression can killTHOMAS GRAY (1716- 1771)-English poet, not prolific but influential-Most famous for “Elgy Written in a Country Churchyard”(1751)-General James Wolfe said in 1759:
“Gentlemen, I would rather have written that poem than take Quebec tomor-row.”“Ode on the Death of a Favorite Cat”The Ode:genre of lyrical poetry; a relatively lengthy poem, serious subjectmatter, elevated in its diction and style; written in praise or commemorationof a person or an event.Elegy:-A poem written in elegiac couplets. (follow certain requirements)-A song or poem expressing sorrow or iamnentation especially for one whois dead-Something (as a speech) resembling such a song or poem.-A pensive or reflective poem that is usually nostalgic or melancholy.“Ode on the Death of a Favorite Cat”Twas on a lofty vases side,Where China’s gayest art had dyedThe azure flowers that blow;Demurest of the tabby kind,The pensive Selima, reclined,Gazed on the lake below.Her conscious tail her joy declared;The fair round face, the snowy beard,The velvet of her paws,Her coat, that with the tortoise vies,Her ears of jet, and emerald eyes,She saw; and purred applause.Still had she gazed; butmidst the tideTwo angel forms were seen to glide,The genii of the stream;Their scaly armours Tyrian hueThrough richest purple to the viewBetrayed a golden gleam.

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