I heard a Fly buzz—when I died— by Emily Dickinson

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Discuss the sounds in the poem "I heard a Fly buzz—when I died—" by Emily Dickinson.

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In Emily Dickinson's "I heard a Fly buzz—when I died—," our attention is drawn to sound first by the use of onomatopoeia and the word "buzz."

This word draws our attention perhaps more so than the fly, even though it ("Fly") is capitalized which might initially catch our attention as the reader.

Other words that draw our attention to sound are "stillness," though...

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