Death Of Death By Emily Dickinson Essay

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It is evident in many of Emily Dickinson’s poems that death is important to Dickinson. Out of the thousands of poems Dickinson wrote, about 600 of them are concerned with the theme of death. The reason why the theme death is so important to Dickinson remains a topic for criticism and debate. Among these 600 many of them are her best loved and critically acclaimed poems, for example, “I felt a Funeral, in my Brain,” “I Heard a fly buzz—when I Died,” and “Because I Could not Stop for Death,” are just a few of the many poems where the theme death is evident. Dickinson`s poem “I felt a Funeral, in my Brain,” evidently represents the theme death. Dickinson utilizes metaphors of a funeral to represent to the reader that a part of her is dying. The first line in this poem reads “I felt a Funeral, in my Brain,” (Dickinson 280) A funeral is a clear representation of death. Dickinson’s use of the word funeral gives the reader a clear understanding that this word is being used to demonstrate that a death has occurred. Dickinson`s use of a funeral is appropriate imagery for her ordeal. The most common question when referring to this poem is concerning what kind of death is Dickinson actually referring to. In this poem Dickinson is using the funeral in her brain, to describe that she is dying mentally. Dickinson feels as though her mental abilities are diminishing, and are being restricted due to the limits placed on her by the age of the world she lives in, therefore, the…

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