Why is a good general knowledge of Emily Dickinson's life useful for interpreting her poems? How can knowledge of Emily Dickinson's life be misused in interpreting her poems? Compare and contrast "We play at Paste" (320) and "Essential Oils — are wrung" (675). Discuss the use of abstractions as vivid metaphors in I dwell in Possibility" (657). Compare and contrast the use of animals as symbols in Dickinson's love poems. Discuss the relationship between deprivation and fulfillment in Dickinson's love poems. Compare and contrast Dickinson's joyful and melancholy responses to nature. Discuss the use of metaphors in Dickinson's nature scenes. Discuss Dickinson's various tones, from ecstatic to anguished, in showing how rebirth can come from suffering. Discuss the figure of the speaker as a little girl in Dickinson's poems. Offer detailed arguments for the varying interpretations of "Because I could not stop for Death" (712). Compare and contrast the changes of mood dramatized in "This world is not Conclusion" (501) and I know that He exists" (338). Discuss the figure of death as a lover in Dickinson's poems. Compare and contrast Dickinson's first-person and third-person death scenes. Discuss in detail your reasons for disagreeing with any whole interpretation of a poem made in these Notes.Removing #book# from your Reading List will also remove any bookmarked pages associated with this title.
The setting of the sun indicates to her that it is the end of the day, but in the real sense it means symbolizes the mature years that indicates her old age and marking the end of her life.
Moreover, it seems like the death is taking her a tour of her life, through her memories and it’s like she is getting a last glimpse of her life that she is about to leave behind before reaching to her final destination.
At the end of the poem, as she and her companions paused before a certain house, which could also indicate her new home, she comes into a conclusion that she is in a grave.
This is indicated by the presence of swelling grounds, a roof that was hard to see; indicating the top of casket, and the cornice that was on the ground; indicating the tombstone, where the poet realizes that she is buried at that place.
This paper will explore a comparison on how the two poems, Buffalo Bill’s by Edward Estlin Cummings and Because I Could Not Stop For Death by Emily Dickinson personify death.
In the poem, “Because I Could Not Stop For Death,” the poet explains her acceptance to her death.She identifies the other person as immortality but she looks at it in a positive way (Priddy & Bloom 214). The poet also seems excited about the journey she is taking with her two companions.Another interesting thing is portrayed in how she separates immortality and death. In addition, the poet feels to be so pleased by the courtesy of the gentleman that she decides to give up her freedom and distress in order to enjoy death.This indicates that her soul had been wondering around and at the same time, she was thinking that she had been alive until the time she saw her grave.Moreover, the poet sounds and seems to be disappointed and shocked by finding out that she had reached to her destiny.Poetry is very essential to life since it is a way of expressing the feelings of one’s innermost.In addition, it helps in providing a crucial outlet for adolescent mindset, which is ever changing.In addition, the poet does not realize where she is heading as death is driving the carriage away slow and with no hurry.This indicates that the poet is already dead and she is being taken in a hearse (Grabher et al. In addition, the poet views her life as a movie that is being played as she watches.She personifies death as something that is inevitable and comes to her in an uncontrollable way.However, as she narrates the poet seems to be confused of whether she wants to be alive or dead.