What Is Emily Dickinson's Attitude To Death

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In Emily Dickinson’s poem, “Because I could not stop for Death” is an excellent accurate depiction of her expectation of death and her journey to afterlife. The death can be frightening topic for many, but not for Emily Dickinson. Emily’s tone and attitude in this poem is notwithstanding and carefree as she dares to challenge the death. In this poem, Emily completes her thought of her perspective of time, immortality, life, negative, aseity, and death itself. This poem contains six stanzas and each stanza contains 4 lines.
The first stanza, the first line in the poem presupposes an argument and a counterargument. Dickinson raises a question straightaway and her being not able to stop Death raises certain grim apprehensions in the reader’s mind.
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Is she the instructing party or the consenting party to the slow movement of the carriage? Why slow movement at all? This indicates the carefree approach of Emily towards death. She does not agree that the state of Death is final and the state of impending death is something to be afraid of. For Death also it is a routine job as such ‘no haste’ attitude is ingrained in him. This line tries to douse the fear related to the reality of Death everyone has to face. Also, the poet seems to have accepted the final notice of Death and it is polite one to wound up all business related to the present life. Death is so charming in disposition; she applies closure to all her secular activities, including the leisure time and readies to do the bidding of Death happily. Emily knows the real nature of Death that it is totally harmless and only helps the human being in transition from one life to the other, perhaps for the better, in the case of Emily. She is impressed by his politeness, as people normally think that Death does a crude and thankless job, as no one would like to die, normally. She is thoroughly convinced that her permanent interests are secure in the hands of Death and nothing untoward will happen to her in his association and he is merely supervising the stage of transition in her

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