Death By Emily Dickinson And Death Be Not Proud By John Donne

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Death in Poetry

Death is a very common theme among those who write poetry. Poetry is a way that allows people to express their true feelings in a comfortable way to share with the world. The poems “Because I could not stop for death” by Emily Dickinson and “Death Be Not Proud” by John Donne are reflective of this theme. Although they are very different poems, they both revolve around the central theme of death. Dickinson’s poem is about her journey through life and her outlook on it. Donne’s poem is about how death shouldn’t be proud of what it does to people and how to overlook it. Both of these poems are very similar in many ways. The most related would be that the poems have the theme of death. They are both about how the authors’ views on death are important and how people need to view it. Dickinson and Donne want people to have a more positive outlook on death. Many people tend to view death as the end of everything they have worked for in life and are very fearful of it. The authors themes are opposite of the popular belief. They have a more positive outlook on the concept of death. They embrace death and what is in store for people after it. Both authors believe in the afterlife. They believe that there is life after death and all the possibilities than can happen after it. Dickinson and Donne both use forms of the word eternal, which shows that they are looking past death and what their lives could be like after it. The themes of these two poems are not…

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