“Because I Could Not Stop For Death” by Emily Dickinson: an Explication Emily Dickinson is known for writing about poetry and its connection to death. The poem suggests some type of peace with death. It is not hard to see death as a comfort after reading "Because I Could Not Stop for Death". However, the grave becomes insignificant and death losses control. This gives eternal life after death the victory.
“Because I could Not Stop for Death” Analysis Emily Dickinson is known for writing poems with references to death, and most people say that she was infatuated with the idea of death and the “mystery” of eternity. At the period of time when Emily Dickenson wrote “Because I Could Not Stop for Death”, she was going through a time of extreme loneliness and conceivably, depression. In the first stanza, the speaker refers to how death “kindly” stopped. This demonstrates that there was no resentment towards death. Also, this permits us to believe that the speaker was very busy with other difficulties and in a sense, had no time to die.
In this poem Dickinson personifies death, not as a frightening figure, but as a kind and gentle guide. Death stops in his carriage for the character in the poem and they travel together toward “eternity”. It quickly becomes apparent that something bad is going to happen to this person and we want to yell out in warning. However, despite this predicament, they are truly at ease and unafraid. This is made clear in the second stanza; “And I had put away/My labor and my leisure too” as Dickinson expressed that her character felt so peaceful that she no longer knew anything of work or relaxation.
DEATH BE NOT PROUD Divine Meditation 10 Summary The speaker tells Death that it should not feel proud, for though some have called it “mighty and dreadful,” it is not. Those whom Death thinks it kills do not truly die, nor, the speaker says, “can’st thou kill me.” Rest and sleep are like little copies of Death, and they are pleasurable; thus, the speaker reasons, Death itself must be even more so—indeed, it is the best men who go soonest to Death, to rest their bones and enjoy the delivery of their souls. Death, the speaker claims, is a slave to “fate, chance, kings, and desperate men,” and is forced to dwell with war, poison, and sickness. The speaker says that poppies and magic charms can make men sleep as well as, or better than, Death’s stroke, so why should Death swell with pride? Death is merely a short sleep, after which the dead awake into eternal life, where Death shall no longer exist: Death itself will die.
Rejoice for those around you who transform into the Force” (YODA, Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith). Death is a natural occurrence and as so we should not be scared. “I Heard A Fly Buzz When I Died” a poem written by nineteenth century poet Emily Dickinson who expresses her feelings concerned with death, confusing people with possible deeper meaning. This poem unlike the mainstream does not focus on the afterlife of death, but rather the dying process. Yoda stated that dying is a natural part of life.
Death in the Epic of Gilgamesh The Epic of Gilgamesh has a lot of “death” in it, not in the senses of people dying but more of the spiritual significance and how the people interpreted death before the days of Christ. This poem of the one-third God and two-thirds mortal, Gilgamesh tells us a lot about what the people of that time believed about in death. To them it was impossible to avoid death because you where a mortal and destiny can not be changed. From the death of a small animal to the death of a hero, death always has a great effect on the world of Gilgamesh. The first great death in Gilgamesh’s life with his friend Enkidu that cascaded into the future was the death of the watchmen, Humbaba.
The third line states the word carriage, which is where Dickenson used a connotative code. As I read the poem and I went back to break down the fist stanza carriage didn’t seem to fit in as just a regular carriage or vehicle. Carriage means the kind of vehicle that people use to escort coffins to funerals, a hearse. In the first stanza another code being used is the antithetical code with the expressions “Death” and “Immortality. Both words are the only capitalized words besides the first words of the lines.
Similarly, “My Last Duchess” is a dramatic monologue yet in contrast it is the only poem where the narrator is a man. In the poem the Duke of Ferara tells a stranger about his deceased wife making it sound as if he has killed her. Similarly, “Anne Hathaway” is about the wife of William Shakespeare however in the poem the wife is loved and appreciated yet in “My Last Duchess” the duke hates his wife. In “Anne Hathaway” we hear about the love life between Shakespeare and his wife. This contrasts to “Salome” where the narrator despises men.
In the poem I felt a funeral by Emily Dickinson the “funeral in her brain” is a metaphor for the loss of her mind. The poem is an allegorical interpretation of the loss of her brain. She feels like she is going crazy but Dickinson represents this through death, which is a loss that any reader can relate to. The sole purpose of this literary work is to convey her feelings but she externalizes her thoughts by using sustained allegory. The opening line of the poem says, “I felt a funeral in my brain.” This statement gives reference to her feelings to set up the metaphor.
Ryan Izquierdo English 102 Ode on a Grecian Urn analysis This poem is about the struggle and realization of accepting mortality and the envy of the immortal. The poem starts off by talking about bride of quietness and the foster child of silence and slow time. He is referring to the urn of which he is admiring because it is as beautiful as a bride and that it is a foster child of silence because it is alone and does not speak. The reference to slow time is due to him being lost in the visual aspects of the urn as if time was slowed. He next refers to the urn being a historian.