Literary Synthesis of “One Art” and “Do Not

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Literary Synthesis of "One Art" and "Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night." Every day, people deal with some sort of loss, an emotion that leaves them unfulfilled. Every day is inevitably lost, in one context or another. These are things that can be taken for granted, or things that can burn our hearts or minds. Whether it is a set of car keys, a dog, or even a loved one, it's something everyone goes through and deals with. Bishop's One Art deals with loss and how it is an art that is not so hard to master. As with death, this is true as well. It is easy to embrace the inevitable, give in to death, and willfully accept the dying of the light. It is our life cycle. It is what we are meant for from the day we are born. But is it such a disaster? Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night deals with death and this form of loss, whereas One Art deals more with the loss of possessions and objects of affection rather than lives.

It is the interjection of human emotions and feelings though, that differentiate these types of loss and how people deal with them.

One Art starts with the line, "The art of losing isn't hard to master; so many things seem to be filled with the intent to be lost that their loss is no disaster (Bishop, line 1). Bishop shows how some things are just meant to be lost. These can be small objects or thoughts that are born to be lost. How many times does a person lose their car keys, or a paper, or perhaps a phone number? These things are important, but can be lost so easily. In One Art, Bishop...