The complex fate of human beings in this tragic yet beutiful world and the possible fortunes of the human spirit in a subsequent life is what interests us all in life, and this is the central theme in most of Emily Dickinsons work. In her enticing poetry, Emily establishes a dialectical relationship between reality and imagination, the known and the unknown. By ordering the stages of life to include death and eternity, Dickinson suggests the
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this world is continent upon her recognition of the requirement of doing so. Thus in this poem, death is not really a loss for the dying person but is rather a reunion. The speaker does not court death but rather union, as evident in the first two lines "Death is a supple Suitor/That wins at last." The world then is not destroyed for the self as a consequense of death but is rather reconstructed.