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Poetry analysis of Auden's Funeral Blues.
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FUNERAL BLUES BY W.H. AUDEN ANALYSIS
During Auden's lifetime, Auden witnessed both World Wars and the deaths of many important people. Auden found himself writing many elegies and capturing the impact these figures had on the public and their century. Here, in "Funeral Blues," Auden, through the voice of the speaker, seems to be writing an elegy for someone who meant a great deal to him personally. One can gather that speaker loved this person dearly. Auden is explaining that love does not always last. This poem incorporates a series of metaphors, personification, imagery and assonance to describe the writer's feeling about losing his loved one.
"Stop all the clocks, cut off the telephone, Prevent the dog from barking with a juicy bone, Silence the pianos and with muffled drum Bring out the coffin, let the mourners come"
In the first stanza the speaker uses some of "clocks", "oceans" and "piano" to indicate the importance of his
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