Dead Boy, By John Ransom

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John Crowe Ransom's "Dead Boy" is a poem about the different opinions in society regarding a child's death. This child while living, built himself many reputations among the town's people. None of the members of society felt it was there duty to help or inform this child of the path he was taken. However, when he dies some criticize his life and feel the need to criticize his actions in life. While all the time …

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…something into people's heads about a person's death. Whether that person be old, young, mean, or nice they should understand the circumstances of the death. Also people should not be so quick to judge. It is best said by "what you might throw away, is another man's treasure". No one will ever know when their time is called, or what people might say of them. This was a realistic look at death from the living.