Crossing The Bar

Crossing The Bar

How can one accept the fact of death Most People are accepting to the fact that death is inevitable, but it is when one is challenged or personally involved in a deathly situation when it becomes difficult to accept the ramifications of death. People cope with death in many different ways, for example, some people may be fearful or deny the certainty of dying and others may be curious about their passing to another world. Tennyson wrote about death and what it meant to him so that we may understand his views about passing over to another divine world. Different authors have different ways in exhibiting their feelings, and poetry is one method to express the authors feelings or emotions in an unusual way so that it may symbolize what he or she is thinking. Alfred Lord Tennyson wrote ?Crossing The Bar? with distinctive metaphors, specific mechanics, and significant imagery, to convey his accepting attitude towards death.
The exceptional metaphorical methods that Tennyson utilized in ?Crossing The Bar? plays a major role in the way this poem is interpreted. In the first stanza Tennyson suggests that when death is called upon him, which he knows

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