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Of Death and Emily Dickinson
leaving life. As you read Dickinson's poems, notice the ways in which exclusion occurs and think about whether it is accurate to characterize her as the poet of exclusion. If I can stop one heart from breaking, I shall not live in vain; If I can ease one life the aching, Or cool one pain, Or help one fainting robin, unto his nest again, I shall not live in vain. In this poem, exclusion occurs differently than it does in "The soul selects her own society" Here the speaker is excluded from activities and involvement in life; the dead are outside "the ring" of life. 2 "Safe in their alabaster chambers. Because time is gone, the speaker can still feel with relish that moment of realization, that death was not just death, but immortality, for she surmised the Horses Heads/Were toward Eternity.
She made few attempts to publish her work, choosing instead to share them privately with family and friends. Emily Dickinson talks of the children, the grazing grain and the setting sun in this stanza. By asserting the sun had passed them, she also refers to how she is beyond the concept of time now,as she transcends into Eternity.
13 "I like to see it lap the miles. A school scene of children playing, which could be emotional, is instead only an example of the difficulty of lifealthough the children are playing At Recess, the verb she uses is strove, emphasizing the labors of existence. The speaker only guesses surmised that they are heading for eternity. The activity of the children is juxtaposed against the passivity of Nature. In Because I could not stop for Death, we see death personified. Emily Dickinson's solitude in her personal life and her obsession with the concept of death may have led the poetess to personify abstract concepts like death and eternity. Or is this question too literal-minded? 36 "Success is counted sweetest" (handout) "I cannot live with you. The reference to the chilling dew, may also connote the "chill of death". Immortality is described as the other passenger in the carriage that intends to transport them the Lie Detectors to eternity.