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Aging in Poetry

This posting compares and contrasts how Justice, Simon, Coffer, and Yeats advance their themes on aging and identity through imagery.

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As you compare and contrast these works, please allow some of my ideas to help. Please also remember to use APA format as your professor listed:

First, Justice's poem uses imagery to guide readers into mind and character of an aging man. He shows the effects of aging as he says, "At rest on a stair landing, they feel it." These lines show Justice's use of vivid imagery to create a visual picture of the older man resting during his flight of stairs.

As you look at how Justice advances the theme of aging, please note that he does so with an acceptance, an ease, even an affirmation of the aging process. ...

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This posting shows how poets use aging themes within their works.