Rainer Maria Rilke, “Death”

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 Before us great Death stands  Our fate held close within his quiet hands.  When with proud joy we lift Life’s red wine  To drink deep of the mystic shining cup  And ecstasy through all our being leaps—  Death bows his … Read More

The Death of Nelson

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Artist: Benjamin West Year: 1806 Type: Oil on canvas Dimensions: 182.5 cm × 247.5 cm (71.9 in × 97.4 in) Location: Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool The Death of Nelson is a painting by the American artist Benjamin West dated 1806.

Immortality in science

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Alexis Carrel The Nobel Prize in Medicine in 1912, Alexis Carrel, managed to keep alive an in vitro chicken heart during a period in which the estimates vary, according to sources, from 28 years to 37 years. However, the typical … Read More

Jen Titus – O Death

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Jen Titus in the American television series Supernatural episode “Two Minutes to Midnight” (2010). O Death — also known as O, Death, Oh Death, and Conversations with Death — is a traditional American folk song. Its original author is unknown. … Read More

Contemporary perception of the immortality of the body

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(Fountain of Eternal Life in Cleveland (Ohio), United States) Observation in the animal kingdom Biological forms have limitations that man dreams to overtaken by medical interventions or engineering, or a cellular rejuvenation, or cellular reprogramming. Natural selection has developed a … Read More

Stephen Crane, “God Lay Dead in Heaven”

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 God lay dead in heaven;  Angels sang the hymn of the end;  Purple winds went moaning,  Their wings drip-dripping  With blood  That fell upon the earth.  It, groaning thing,  Turned black and sank.  Then from the far caverns  Of dead … Read More

Lord Byron, “Epitaph to a Dog”

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 Near this spot  Are deposited the Remains of one  Who possessed Beauty without Vanity,  Strength without Insolence,  Courage without Ferocity,  And all the Virtues of Man without his Vices.    The Price, which would be unmeaning flattery  If inscribed over … Read More

Philosophy of death

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The Triumph of Death, painting of Pieter Bruegel the Elder (1562) In paleontology, the discovery of funeral rites is an important factor in determining the degree of social awakening of a hominid. This awareness of death is an engine of … Read More

W. B. Yeats, “He Wishes His Beloved Were Dead”

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Were you but lying cold and dead, And lights were paling out of the West, You would come hither, and bend your head, And I would lay my head on your breast; And you would murmur tender words, Forgiving me, … Read More

Undead

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Undead is, in popular culture, dead being that continue to act. Strictly speaking, the term refers to a reanimated corpse, usually by magic, like zombies and, extended sense, the spirits of dead people coming back as ghosts. The reanimated corpses … Read More

Edgar Allan Poe, “Annabel Lee”

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 It was many and many a year ago,  In a kingdom by the sea,  That a maiden there lived whom you may know  By the name of Annabel Lee;  And this maiden she lived with no other thought  Than to … Read More

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