Alexander Pope was a great poet in his own way. One of his greatest works "The Dying Christian in his Soul" was one poem of great awe and inspiration. His poems cover many of the literary devices used in the English language, and can be very complex to explain at times. In order to fully analyze one of Pope's poems, one must look through and describe each and every stanza with every little detail possible in order to fully understand his poems. Pope's "The Dying Christian in his Soul" is a perfect example of how Pope uses the many literary devise known to the English language.
The first element of this well written poem is point of view, setting and theme. From the very start of the poem Pope explains the theme and setting of his poem, but not with full clarity.
Vital spark of heav'nly flame!
Quit, O quit this mortal frame:
Trembling, hoping, ling'ring, flying,
O the pain, the bliss of dying!
Cease, fond Nature, cease they life.
In this first stanza of the poem, the theme is pointed out by the use of the word "dying". Obviously this means the poem is stating that it will be about death and how it affects the person dying. The setting of the poem is also noted on the third, fourth and last line, and words such as "Nature", "Cease", "flying", and "dying" are used. These words show that the speaker is outside of the real world, and is experiencing death first handedly and is disoriented by his surroundings. The speaker seems to have a sorrowful and confused tone in this stanza because the person doesn't fully know what's happening
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