It brings the poem to a close, generally with a death or the discovery of love. This ending is typical of many poems that deal with romantic love.
It masks our view of the world as it is-dull and empty-by giving us only visions of what is beautiful. The poet is able to see beauty where others can't because he is blessed with vision. This idea is similar to how some people see colors where others don't, or hear sounds where others don't. These people are called "sensitive."
Masks have a hidden meaning beyond what meets the eye. They hide things that others wouldn't want seen. Thus, the last line of "The Raven" reveals a secret about the world that we never knew existed. It gives us a glimpse into a mysterious universe that exists just out of reach.
The poem's final phrase foreshadows an outburst of violence.
According to my perception and comprehension of the poem, the final stanza basically puts everything back into perspective by demonstrating that death is unavoidable. The yearning for our life and the good times we share divert our attention away from the phrase "death." However, once we realize that death will always be there waiting for us, we come to accept it.
The last line of this stanza says "nor do I know how long I may live," which means that we should not worry about our lives ending soon because life is short and we should enjoy ourselves while we are alive.
I believe this stanza answers the question "Why am I living on earth?" Because we are born with the desire to love and be loved. Also, we need to eat and have a place to sleep. Therefore, we must live forever or at least until we find food and a home for ourselves.
My conclusion is that we should live each day as if it was our last because one day it will be true. Thus, we should take advantage of the time we have and do all those things we want to do before it is too late.
As seen by the reader, the poet's attitude toward the poem's speaker, reader, and subject matter. The poem's vocabulary, metrical regularity or irregularity, grammar, use of metaphorical language, and rhyme produce a "mood" that pervades the experience of reading the poem. Using poetry as a tool for emotional expression, Pope shows that even though the speaker knows that what he is saying will cause pain, he says it anyhow because it is his duty.
He tells us this in part through the use of dramatic monologue, which reveals much about both the poet and the speaker. As someone who cares greatly for his friend, the poet has taken upon himself the task of speaking for the victim when he can't be there himself. In addition to revealing much about his feelings, this act also shows us that society often forces people into doing things they don't want to do. If no one spoke for the victims of violence, we might never know how many people they were. This fact alone makes the speaker worthy of our empathy.
Another way in which Pope expresses his feeling toward the poem's speaker is by using alliteration, which is when words that start with the same letter sound together. For example, "trouble" and "pain" are both made up of two syllables while "harmony" and "home" are each made up of three syllables.