Name: Tutor: Course: Date: Funeral Blues Theme Analysis Funeral Blues is a poem that has a complicated history. It was written by Wystan Hugh Auden in 1936 as a satirical poem in a play. It was considered to mock a dead politician then. He reworked on it in 1938 and in 1940 he published it in his collection. It was featured in a film and that is when it became popular as a mourning song (dirge). It has been transformed to what it is today a lament for the dead. The earlier one has gone for good. This tells how death does not care whether the people left behind will be happy or sad when taking the life of a person. Also it shows that it is a universal heritage of people and people cannot do anything to avoid it when it knocks. Therefore the theme of death is all through the poem supported by almost each word in every stanza. Work Cited Auden Wystan Hugh. “Funeral Blues by W H Auden.” The World’s Largest Poetry Site – Discussion & Poem Contests 1936 allpoetry.com/Funeral-Blues.
write an essay about that theme and how you identified it — that is, by naming the topic, finding the conflict and then how that revealed the theme. 3 steps of your process in a two-page essay?