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Response to the Poem "Go Down, Death"

Summary: James Weldon Johnson's poem "Go Down, Death" was meant to comfort, enlighten, and encourage those faced with the loss of a loved one. The poem provides a very positive outlook on death through uplifting phrases, by giving God a sensitive image, and by making Death a welcoming image.
When most people think of death they have a negative thought, after all it is the end of their life on earth, but others see it as a freeing blissful opportunity. The poem "Go Down Death" by James Weldon Johnson could easily be written off as a dark and horrible poem where in fact the true meaning is uplifting and beautiful. It gives a particular outlook that meant to be uplifting, it puts God in a very good light, and gives death a gruesome but welcoming body.

The poem begins by saying, "weep not, weep not, she is not dead; she's resting in the bosom of Jesus." That is a very positive message, and it creates a very peaceful image for the reader. The poem interprets death not as an ending but as a new beginning or a homecoming.

God who is usually associated with mass amounts of...

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