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Death in Four Emily Dickinson Poems

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When you hear of death, it is a feeling of many emotions. Death is a part of everyday life to people we love, know, or met before. I am a person that has never witnessed death but I have heard much about it. Many times I would hear someone in the family has died but I wouldn't be as close to them as I am with my family here. I have experienced my first funeral this summer, a very close friend of the families and mine. Knowing what death is and seeing is very difficult to believe especially some one near to you. The feelings are let out and not knowing what to say or do. There was a poet that wrote a lot about death because of her surrounding experiences. That poet is Emily Dickinson. She would make her poems sound as if she is dying but she would be the one that would observe the ill and try to see or feel what they are experiencing. There are four poems that she wrote that are quite touching from her experiences. You would read these poems trying to figure them out and at the end it's about someone that died. From the cluster of poems read and ranking them from most like to least liked were; I've seen a Dying Eye, Because I could not stop for Death, I like a look of Agony, and then I heard a Fly buzz--when I died.

I've seen a Dying Eye, is a poem that is short in words but also a short death as it seems. Out of the four poems, this was most understood and easier to read. It wasn't as sophisticated as the other poems. When Emily writes:

I've seen a Dying Eye

Run round and round a Room --

In search of Something -- as it seemed

Then Cloudier become -- (1-4)

It appears as if she observes the ill as death comes and from reading above the four lines, she seemed to concentrate on the dying person's e...

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...it was time.

From reading all four of these poems about death, it was hard to choose which poem is most like and least like. They all were about death and death is not like by many people but it is the mean of the poems that has to be understood in order to like them. At first it was difficult to understanding some of the poems but reading them over and over, it kind of gives u a feeling of what's happening and you imagine it as you read. Therefore ranking the most liked to the least liked was the fact of know what is being said and what id understood as to liking the tone of the speaking.

Work Cited

Emily Dickinson. "I like a look of Agony." Schilb 361-362.

Emily Dickinson. "I've seen a Dying Eye." Schilb 362.

Emily Dickinson. "I heard a Fly buzz--when I died." Schilb 36.3

Emily Dickinson. "Because I could not stop for Death." Schilb 364-365.
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