Tuesday, February 7, 2012

things you should never say at a funeral

After reading several poems about the concept of death, it became apparent that people grieve and handle death in various ways. Death can be considered a morbid subject, according to Ben Jonson in his poem, On My First Son. They perceive death to be the end, something that should be feared. On the other hand, John Donne treats the subject of death entirely different. He considers death as a passing thought. He views death as the beginning, a chance to seek God. Death has been portrayed in so many diverse ways that today, it becomes difficult to understand how to deal with the subject. However, as these poets began to realize, we will also recognize that dealing with death is not a fixed topic, it is a matter of utter self-expression. There is no necessary correct or accepted definition.

We all grieve in different ways 

1 comment:

  1. TOAST Score (see http://goo.gl/bC1yp for more info): 11/12.

    T: 3/3.
    O: 3/3.
    A: 2/2.
    S: 2/2. Haha! So funny.
    T: 1/2.