“We have short time to stay as you”
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This line from Herrick’s Daffodils reflects a preoccupation with time and a sense of urgency common to many poems in this section.
Choose any two of the poems and explore and comment on the effectiveness of the imagery syntax and verse form used by the poets to convey their awareness of time passing.
‘Daffodils’ and ‘Death, Be Not Proud’ are both poems inextricably linked with the theme of time passing; each use different extended metaphors and other poetic techniques to portray their own personal feelings towards time passing and also death.
In ‘Death, Be Not proud’ the famous poet John Donne deals with the themes of death and time passing, the approach he takes is to address Death like a person and questions deaths supposed power. The way he addresses death can be seen as expected due to the context in which John Donne wrote the poem. Donne lost several close family members including most notably his wife who......
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