Fire shows the passion and strong will to oppose death, the colour of the fire, is red and orange- signifying courage and impertinence. Also, the man is ablaze, portraying strong emotions.
"Old age should burn and rave at close of day"
"Because their words forked no lightning"
This stanza delineates how the wise men will not accept death peacefully, until they have set their mark on Earth.
"Crying how bright their frail deeds might have danced..."
The dark night sky in the background sets the scene, as darkness is portraying a negative atmosphere
The image shows two hands groping for the whiskey bottle, in desperation- which describes how the 'wild men', in this stanza, really are.
"Wild men who caught..."
The emotions of the man are vigorous- portraying the emotions of determination and tenaciousness. These emotions were used to describe the 'grave men', in this stanza.
"Blind eyes could blaze light meteors and be gay"
To show the religious message that we get from the word 'pray', the man can be seen kneeling in desperation. There is a dead person in the coffin, as death and demise were the main themes in the poem. The dark sky is also used to portray a tense and doleful ambience. Overall, the scene here, delineates the anguished plea of a son, to a dying father.
"Curse, bless, me now with your fierce tears, I pray"