Analysis Of I Heard A Fly Buzz When I Died

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The poem I heard a Fly buzz- when I died by Emily Dickinson dramatisizes the disturbance during the final moments of dying. She writes this poem from a viewpoint after she has died. She starts by mentioning the sound of a fly, in a quite room surrounding her deathbed. then she leaves that image and begins to talk about the room where she is dying. She tells about the people gathering around her as she is in her final moments. She also tells us about giving away her possessions, to show that she has prepared for her death. Then, just when you think everything is in place and ready to procede, here comes that fly. The fly is an intruder that that disturbs the process of the final seconds of death. In the first quatrain Dickinson starts with "I heard a Fly buzz- when I died- (line 1)." With the use of dashes as pauses it makes it more dramatic that the fly was around as she was dying. The first line lets the reader know there is more to this poem than a fly. Then, she moves away from the fly, and she starts to tell us more about the scene of her death. In lines two through four she is descibing the atmosphere of the …show more content…
The color blue may have been used ironically with the fly that is usually symbolic of mortality, death, and decay. The dashes break up the line with pauses like a fly takes breaks in flight. She forces the reader to refocus on the fly again. In the next line the reader learns what the fly "interposed" on, "Between the light- and me-" (line 14). The light is a metaphor for what comes after death, the thing that we approach and enter as we die. And then, just like that, it 's over. "And then the Windows failed- and then" (line 15), he windows are a metaphor for the eyes. Her eyes close and there is blindness. In the last line she leaves the reader with, "I could not see to see-" (line 16). This indicates that there is no great vision after

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