Emily Dickinson 's Poem, Because I Could Not Stop For Death

854 Words Aug 9th, 2015 4 Pages
Death is everywhere. From the insect you killed this morning to the family member you lose recently, there is no force stronger than death. Emily Dickinson, a 19th century writer, indulges that fact but also goes beyond it in her work. Dickinson revisits the theme of death in her poetry. Through her work, she shows readers her fascination with death the emotions associated with it. In “I heard a Fly buzz—when I died” and “I’ve seen a Dying Eye”, Dickinson shows us a very intimate view of a person dying. The poem “Because I could not stop for Death” shows readers the journey to eternity after death and “The Bustle in a House” shows readers what happens to a family after death. These four poems by Emily Dickinson all share a central theme of death and give readers a very personal understanding of it. Emily Dickinson was born and educated in Massachusetts. She only remained in college for one year but still produced volumes of poetry. She was very introverted and towards the end of her life, she only wore white. Her poetry, as stated by the Academy of American Poets, “reflects her loneliness and the speakers of her poems generally live in a state of want, but her poems are also marked by the intimate recollection of inspirational moments which are decidedly life-giving and suggest the possibility of happiness” (“Emily Dickinson.”). However, her works were never published while she was alive. After her death her family found 800 poems or 40 hand-bound volumes (“Emily…
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