What theme do both passages share?

What theme do both passages share? life is bleak. life is precious death is inevitable. death is an illusion.


death is an illusion

Explanation:trust me I just took the test

Death is inevitable.


John Keats' poem "On Seeing the Elgin Marbles" talks of the complex nature of dying. He is somewhat averse to the idea of death but at the same time did not want the immortality of the gods either. He admits that "mortality  Weighs heavily on me like unwilling sleep" and that he "must die like a sick eagle looking at the sky".

Similarly, in William Wordsworth's poem "Ode: intimations of Immortality", the speaker talks of nature as passing away from him. There used to be a time when he admires and thinks nature is dreamlike but now, "there hath past away a glory from the earth". He admits that whatever that we used to think of during childhood, the magic of it all is gone when one matures and then even pass out.

Both passages of the two poems have a common theme in the inevitability of death.

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