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Death And Emily Dickinson A

             One of the great mysteries in life is death. Great thinkers try to understand and define it, and artists try to portray it through mixtures of paint using various brush strokes. But no matter how hard they endeavor to comprehend or capture death, it still remains as illusive and enigmatic as ever. Emily Dickinson is a poet celebrated for her poems on death. Poems such as "Safe in their Alabaster Chambers-, "Because I could not stop for Death-, and "I heard a Fly buzz-when I died- remain as some of the greatest poems of our time. It is evident that Emily Dickinson was fascinated of what lied beyond life and in the mysteries of death and immortality. Through her poetry, Emily Dickinson explored death and its obscurities. .
             Emily Dickinson explored the dead as they lay in their resting places in "Safe in their Alabaster Chambers."" She wrote " Untouched by Morning And untouched by Noon- Sleep the meek members of the Resurrection - - Morning and noon represent the different points in time of someone's life. Morning symbolizing childhood and noon symbolizing growing up, the past cannot "touch- or influence someone once they are dead. "Meek members of the Resurrection- suggests that the dead are in fact "meek- or powerless and are separated from the world. " Ah, what sagacity perished here!- Here Dickinson is trying to say that the knowledge that one attains from experience and books will disappear once one is dead. The exclamation mark implies that she is frustrated at the latter doesn't understand the world. However, she knows that the dead are only sleeping and will come back in one way or another when they are resurrected. Dickinson's mixed feelings towards death can be seen as she describes the dead as safe and untouched and when she discovers that the dead have no control over anything once they die. .
             In "Because I could not stop for Death- Dickinson delves into the mystery of Death even further searching for answers.

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