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Funeral BluesThe modernist literary movement developed as a reaction to two world wars and all of the atrocities that came with them. As a result of these atrocities, the modernist writer became jaded, cynical,...
Funeral BluesAlthough on a superficial reading, Wystan Hugh Auden's poem "Funeral Blues" appears to be an elegy mourning the death of someone important to the poet, in fact, it is not an elegy but a satire,...
Funeral BluesThere is a profound emptiness that death leaves behind for the survivors. Auden brings this out beautifully in "Funeral Blues." I tend to think that this is the strength of the poem. Death can...