Essay on Afterlife

Compare By Frank O’ Hara With

Compare and contrast ‘the day the lady died’ by Frank O’ Hara with ‘Mid-term break’ by Seamus Heaney. How do the poets deal with the experience of death and grief in two very different circumstances and culture? In this essay I am going to compare and contrast two poems. One is ‘The Day The Lady […]

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Evidence of an Afterlife or Not

Near death experiences (NDEs) are found to be very common in all different countries. NDEs are explained by a separate soul or consciousness rising out of the body and slowly, peacefully floating to the ceiling. When the victim has reached the ceiling he/she will watch down on their own body and can recall what has […]

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Peoms that convey Death

The language used in ‘On my first Sonne’ has the father talking about how he “will lament the state he should envie” which shows that he would rather be dead and escape the misery of getting older. He also uses euphemism to by saying “rest in soft peace” which makes death sound comforting which gives […]

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The undiscovered country from whose bourn no traveller returns

There are many different views about what happens after we die. Some people would argue that death is simply the end and that this life is all there is. However others would argue that life continues after death. Those who argue for a life after death take many different views on the form of life, […]

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“To an Athlete Dying Young”, “Death Be Not Proud”

This essay is based on two verse forms. “To an Athlete Dying Young” by A. E Housman and “Death Be Not Proud” by John Donne. In both poems the writers convey messages about decease. In “Death Be Not Proud” John Donne is conveying a message to decease of bravery. he is allowing decease know that […]

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I died for Beauty-but was scarce

The poem “I died for Beauty- but was scarce” is a short poem, but has a powerful underlying tone that gives the reader chills. In the poem, the narrator states she died for Beauty. In stating this, she implies that perhaps that’s also what she loved for. In the adjoining room to hers, another person […]

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Poetry Comparison

A poem is an expression of emotion or ideas through literary work, often with a distinctive style and rhythm. Kenneth Slessor’s ‘Beach Burial’ and Bruce Dawe’s ‘Elegy for Drowned Children’ both present ideas on how individuals lament for the passed, through the major theme of death. Beach Burial follows the recurring events of the battle […]

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Death Forgets No One: a Paper on the Theme of Death in World Literature

William Shakespeare once wrote, “All that live must die, passing through nature to eternity” (Shakespeare). In the works that have been studied in World Literature, death has been a prominent theme in almost every work, whether it is through murder, starvation, or bull fighting. However, before we can discuss how death is a reoccurring theme, […]

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Affinity argument

Socrates and Plato discussed the nature of afterlife in the “Phaedo” dialogue. Among four arguments he proposes in the dialogue there is a so-called affinity argument, which later transformed into one of the basic paradigms of western religious philosophy and world-view. The affinity argument concerns immortality of soul.

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