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Poetry Comparison 1 Elegy for My Father, Who is Not Yet Dead and Long Distance

Both Elegy for My Father, Who is Not Yet Dead and Long Distance explore death and what it means to family members who are left behind when a loved one passes on. However, while Hudgins shows a straightforward, uncomplicated skepticism about life after death in stark contrast to his father who embraces this trip, Harrison too expresses the same scepticism but like his father, lives in quiet denial of the fact.