The Lighter Side Of Life And Death

how is life and death represent in the poem”travelling through the dark”by william stafford.?

travelling through the dark i found a deer dead on the edge of the wilson river road.it is usually best to roll them into the canyon.that road is narrow to swerve might make more dead by glow of the tail light i stumbled back of the car and stood by the heap, a doe a recent killing she had stiffened already almost cold.i dragged her off she was large in the belly.my fingers touching her side brought me the reason,her side was warm her fawn lay there waiting alive still never to be born beside that mountain road i hesitated the car aimed ahead its lowered parking lights.under the hood purred the steady engine.i stood in the glare of the warm exhaust turning red.around our group i could hear the wilderness listen.i thought hard for us all— my only swerving– then pushed her over the edge into the river.

that is the poem (travelling through the dark)by william stafford

Well, you’ve put your question in the wrong place really. College question? But you’re a treehugger? Feel free to take a green line on the question, you can read anything as ambiguously as you like, as long as you can back up your argument. Car is modern, environment destroying technology, Man is mankind, deer and fawn is nature (endless cycle of life and death, yet both get the chop in this case), river is water, unstoppable, cleaning and ends in the ocean and all it’s connotations.

you could have disguised it better!!

Still, nice poem.

No I’m not going to write your essay for you.