'Because I Heard A Fly Buzz' By Emily Dickinson

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“I heard a Fly buzz” by Emily Dickinson, “Because I could not stop for Death” also by Dickinson, and “Death, be not proud” by John Donne all exhibit the unifying theme of death in its various stages. In the first poem, Emily Dickinson wrote from the perspective of a dead person looking back at what happened before their death. Further, in Dickinson’s second poem, she wrote from the perspective of someone on their journey when death came to claim them. Lastly, John Donne wrote a poem directly addressing Death and Death’s pride, and he later conveyed his hope after death in eternal life. In Dickinson’s two poems she focuses on the process of death and dying.

“I heard a Fly buzz” by Emily Dickinson flashed back to what happened before her death. In this poem, an unwanted visitor, the fly, interrupted Emily Dickinson’s peace, and this fly represented death. Emily Dickinson wrote about her readiness for death. At first she did not want death and was saddened at the idea of it, but then she mentioned The King waiting for her in his throne room. Following the realization of God waiting for His children, the writer prepared for
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In this poem, the writer lived a busy life, but one day Death arrived in a carriage with no haste and took her on a ride through the past and into the future. First Emily Dickinson wrote about the simple life of children, and how their life is ruled by the school bell and dawn and dusk. Dickinson later noted the simplicity of her life with her frugal insubstantial gown and fur cape made of only tulle. Emily Dickinson then mentioned the idea of leaving a lasting impact on the world when she passed her house in the grave and saw the only memory of her was in the pile of dirt and her tombstone. Through this poem Emily Dickinson stressed the shortness and uncertainty of life on earth, and how every moment on earth should be valued and
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