Analyzing the poetry of Emily Dickinson, Explain the peot's fascination with "Death"
the two Poems i choice was
Becausei could not stop for death and i heard a fly buzz when i died.
Can somebody help me out im a little confused about how she is fascinate with Death
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It is often said that Dickinson's poems were greatly influenced by the incidents of her life. She lost many near and dear ones which is why death had become a very familiar 'figure' to her. She believed that death is the only free agent which is even greater than the nature and remains second only to God. While others found death as despairing and frightening, Dickinson regarded death as something very peaceful, resulting in the ultimate enjoyment of one's life.
"Because I could not stop for Death" is one of her finest poems concerning death. It has various levels of interpretations. Here Dickinson portrays her triumph over death by accepting it willingly and calmly in a very gentle-womanly manner. Death, usually considered to be cruel and sudden is presented here as a kindly and leisurely gentleman. This is why Emily knows that this is her last ride and yet there is no feeling of terror within her as it has been subdued by the "Civility" of the driver of the Carriage.
"I heard a Fly buzz- when I died" wonderfully explains the sensational feelings and experiences a dying person goes through. This poem draws a contrasting picture of the expectations of a dying person of death and its realistic occurrence. Through the poem Dickinson satirizes the traditional concept of death that regards it as a peaceful release from this painful earthly life and a door to the realm of eternal happiness and immortality. The person in the poem sees the fly but fails to see that it actually symbolizes Death itself. Death occurs in a sudden and unplanned way similar to the fly. Death blocks the connection between a person's physical presence and the physical world the same way this fly appears in between the dying person and the source of light.
It may as well be said that the two poems are quite contradictory because in the first one Dickinson shows death in a very light and planned way whereas death is shown in a sudden and quite disturbing way in the latter.
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