February 21, 2017

Homework Help: poetry

Posted by Gazala on Sunday, February 17, 2013 at 3:32am.

Read the following poem and answer questions that follow:

Life, death,-death, life; the words have lead for ages
Our thought and consciousness and firmly seemed
Two opposites; but now long-hidden pages
Are opened, liberating truths undreamed'
Life only is, or death is life disguised,-
Life a short death until by life we are surprised.

(i) what is the problem that the poet poses initially (150 words)
(ii) comment on the concluding couplet of the poem. (100 words)
(iii) Point out the use of paradox in the poem. (150 words)
(iv) Comment on any other poem you have read with a similar theme.
(250 words)

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