The story of a widow who lost her husband in combat is told in the book They Brought Her Warrior Dead. The third-person narrative allows the reader to see the widow's reaction from a distance. As a result, the reader did not consider her own grief at the loss of her husband. However, through detailed descriptions, the author shows how she felt when she heard the news of his death.
The theme of the poem is love. Not only love between man and wife, but also love between human beings in general. The widow loved her husband so much that she wanted other people to feel sad too. This shows that love is powerful and can lead to good actions even after someone has died.
Home they brought her warrior dead is accurate because it describes a real event that happened more than 100 years ago. At that time, soldiers used to be buried where they fell because there were no proper burial sites then. Nowadays, soldiers are given military funerals or civil ceremonies depending on their status.
Why is the focus on it relevant? Because we can learn from this poem that you should show sympathy to people who need it. The widow was alone in the world and had no family. No one expected him to die in battle. Therefore, she needed all of us (including men) to show her some love by crying with her or at least saying something kind.
They delivered a dead warrior to her. So they gave her time to recover.
She didn't swoon or cry, but all the maidens who were watching remarked, "She must weep or she will die." Then they asked the messenger, "Where is he?" And he replied, "There before you."
So they went and looked at the body and saw that he was really dead. Then they returned and told Queen Berta, saying, "There is a man outside who says he has a message for you from your husband."
She sent them back again with this reply: "Tell him I will come out to see him tomorrow morning." But when the time came, she did not go.
So they brought the messenger back again and this time he stayed only a short while before returning without her. On the third visit, he remained away for afternoon tea and then returned once more to tell her that her husband wanted to see her.
She replied, "Tell him I will come out to see him tomorrow morning," but she never showed up. The next day was Sunday, so they let her sleep in until noon. By then it was clear that she would be late coming home, so one of the maids offered to go in her place.
"Home Burial" is one of Frost's most obviously depressing poems. There are at least two tragedies in this poem: the loss of a child, which precedes the poem, and the breakdown of a marriage, which the poetry foreshadows. The speaker mourns both losses in different ways.
The first stanza begins with the phrase "the best part of life/ Is just before you're dead". This implies that there is no hope for the speaker or his wife because they are both dying. However, the next line changes this interpretation completely: "And so it was that summer we were married". In other words, even though their lives are going to end soon, they still took time to get married.
In the last stanza, the speaker claims that he would give anything if he could go back in time and change something. But since he can't, he accepts what has happened and moves on.
Overall, this poem is about regretting things that you have done in your past life when you had chances to change things. However, there is nothing that you can do now so you should just accept it and move on.
Warsan Shire's poetry "Home" depicts the tragedies of fleeing one's hometown for reasons such as takeover and danger, to the point when the feelings evoked by a homeland become unrecognizable. As a result, many people become refugees in search of protection. This poem can be considered a lament for those who have been forced to leave their homes.
The theme of the poem is loss, specifically that of home and family. Warsan Shire uses imagery and language to bring out the emotions of someone who has lost everything including friends and family. The speaker comes off as desperate and alone, which helps establish the mood of the piece.
In the first stanza, the speaker tells us that they are going home for a visit. However, we know from later in the poem that this isn't really possible anymore since he/she has fled his/her home country. Thus, the word "home" has been distorted by reality into something meaningless.
In addition, the fact that the speaker mentions friends and family but doesn't include them in his/her trip home shows how isolated he/she feels. Even though they are leaving behind everyone and everything familiar, there is still a part of him/her that wants to be with them. This contradiction between feeling lonely even though you're about to see loved ones again illustrates loss effectively.