Live Every Moment Emily Dickinson is an American poet who encourages individuals to embrace the idea of death rather than fearing it. Having grown up in a city with a very high mortality rate Dickinson accepts how common death is in the natural life cycle and depicts this in her poetry. Although a very isolated individual, Dickinson is able to describe her acceptance and comfort with the idea of death in her poems and convey them to her readers. Dickinson’s poems encourage readers to live every moment as it were their last because it is unknown when death will come. Have courage when facing death, rather than fearing it.
A Comparison of Homecoming and Before You Were Mine The poem ‘Homecoming’ is about the poet (Simon Armitage’s) wife’s childhood and about their relationship at present. The poem begins with the poet talking about his wife at nursery. The poet shows us that it is about a child by describing a character wearing ‘one canary – yellow cotton jacket’ as it signifies childhood. The child gets her jacket ‘scuffed’ and ‘blackened’ in the cloakroom and her mother makes ‘proper fist of it’. In the next paragraph the character ‘sneaks’ out of the house and plans to run away but end up retracing her ‘walk towards the garden gate’ and goes home.
The passenger "surmises" that these horses were travelling in the direction of "Eternity" -her journey with Death will last forever. Emily Dickinson's poem Because I Could Not Stop For Death, presents the state of existence beyond death in terms of human experience -a philosophical concept that is explicably evoked within the reader. The distinction between mortality and immortality is resolved through the use of metaphor and tone. Death is personified as a "kindly" gentleman, who stops for a passenger and is wholeheartedly accepted, as together they travel "towards Eternity-"
Because I Could Not Stop for Death by Emily Dickinson Emily Dickinson's poem "Because I Could Not Stop For Death," is an interesting composition of the English language which commands respect and critical examination. This literary work deals with mortality and retrospect of one's life. It begins with the speaker's recollection of the day she died, now viewed from the level of eternity. She is looking back on how things used to be, almost with a sense of completion, as if her life has come to a satisfactory close. In the beginning, she speaks of how Death shows up at her door unexpectedly and kindly escorts her out to a carriage, marking her entrance into the afterlife.
As they travel through town Dickinson describes the sites death and her pass on their journey. “We passed the School, where Children strove / At Recess – in the Ring – / We passed the Fields of Gazing Grain – / We passed the Setting Sun – “(Dickinson, 9-12). All of these different areas that they pass represent a time in our lives. The school represents our childhood, the grazing grain symbolizes adulthood, and the setting sun is meant to mean old age and life ending. This passage through time is an example of the fact that we all experience the same general journey through life.
Analysis of Emily Dickinson's "Because I Could Not Stop for Death" In regard to Emily Dickinson’s poem, “Because I Could Not Stop for Death,” Critic Eunice Glenn says: “In the first two lines Death, personified as a carriage driver, stops for one who could not stop for him. The word ‘kindly’ is particularly meaningful, for it instantly characterizes Death. This comes with surprise, too, since death is more often considered grim and terrible” (Glenn). Critic Charles R. Anderson says, “Death, usually rude, sudden, and impersonal, has been transformed into a kindly and leisurely gentleman” (Anderson). Both critics seem to agree on the significance of the word “kindly” in the first two lines of the poem.
In Zora Neale Hurston’s novel, their eyes were watching god; the author leads Janie through a journey. She lives with her grandmother named Nanny, who currently is attending a white family. Janie is living with Nanny because her mom had been raped and the father was running away from the sheriff. As the story goes on she tries to explore love with different lovers. At the begging she is presented with one young man name Logan, but as time goes on Janie become less interested in him.
“And I put away my labor and my leisure too, For his civility” She describes her struggle in life with the word “labor”, the word “leisure” as her freedom (I.6) and deaths kindness as “civility” (I.8)Stanza number three narrates her story from her childhood as “children strove” (I.9) followed by “the fields of Grazing grain” (I.11) and ending with “the setting sun” (I.12) This stanza talks and explains about how we all go through our life stages. The fourth stanza demonstrates how uncertain she is about her life. O...
In the poem "Because I could not stop for death", Emily Dickinson writes about death as if she had already been dead for centuries. She humanizes death and uses him to chauffeur her in a horse-drawn carriage, straight to her grave. The sights she describes on the way to her grave are aspects of her life and what she is leaving behind. Dickinson uses personification, a peaceful tone, a theme of both mortality and immortality, and symbolism throughout her poem in order to attract the attention of the reader and to convey a message that death is not something to fear and that she believes in the afterlife. Dickinson humanizes death by calling it a “he” in the first two lines of her poem.
Immorality in “ Because I could not stop for death” was hinted in the first stanza clearly like it was the goal, but only in the last stanza that the speaker has obtained it. Also in the last stanza the poet states “surmised the Horses’ heads/were toward Eternity.” The poet is instating that because time is gone she can still feel with pleasure that moment of realization that death was not just death. Also, by ending with “Eternity” the poet enforced that eternity is trailing out into the