Death Is Nothing to Be Afraid of

Do you ever find yourself thinking about death? Have you ever felt your spine tingle when you walked past a graveyard,just thinking about all those bodies lying in the ground? Those are exactly the kinds of thoughts that Bryant had when he wrote "Thanatopsis."
The poem is related to death and nature. It tells us that death is nothing to be afraid of, and how shall we face death.
Thanatopsis" views death as part of the return to nature, like death is just another phase of life itself. "Earth, that nourished thee, shall claim Thy growth, to be resolved to earth again," This quote explains that people are nourished by nature and we will finally go back to nature. Nature is all people's tomb. We will still live on but in another way.
"Thanatopsis" also tells the reader that he/she will not go to death alone. Everyone who has ever died will already be there. Everyone who hasn't gone yet will be there eventually. Social class or age do not matter; we all share one thing, and that one thing is death. In that way, we are all equal and death becomes the great equalizer.
Bryant also gives the reader advice on how to live life so that there is no need to regret death or to be afraid of it. In the final stanza of the poem, he tells us that life ought to be filled with things that are worthwhile and uplifting. You must decide for yourself those things that are worthwhile, and then DO THEM. Thus you won’t be regretful.
He tells us that nature can make pain less painful. It can even lighten our dark thoughts about death. When we start to worry about death, we should go outside and listen to the voice of nature. Death is like lying down on the couch and drifting off to sleep. It is painless and easy. So be peaceful and easy when you face death. Death is not a punishment.
    There is no denying that this poem teaches us a lot, especially we young people. We have a tendency to think that we are invincible and that death is far away, but no one can guarantee that. We should...