What poems can relate to Death of a Salesman?

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Robert Frost's "I Have Been One Acquainted with the Night": In this poem, the speaker feels a sense of isolation and depression. He doesn't feel connected in any space and doesn't feel that anyone needs him:

When far away an interrupted cry
Came over houses from another street,
But not to call me back or say good-bye

The "night" in this poem symbolizes the speaker's inner turmoil, which could definitely relate to Willy.

William Meredith's "Dreams of Suicide": The poem is dedicated to three writers who ended their own lives, much the same as Willy chooses to do in the end. The poem conveys a truth about people who are unable to face the struggles of life and emerge with resilience on the other side of it.

Dylan Thomas's "Do Not Go Gentle into That Good Night": Perhaps someone should have encouraged Willy with some words of strength. Old men, wise men, and good men all fight against going "gentle into that good night," and maybe it could have been Willy's option, too, if he had lived more in...

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