Interpretation of I Heard a Fly Buzz-When I died and Because I Could Not Stop For Death

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Emily Dickinson’s two poems, “Because I Could Not Stop For Death” and “I Heard A Fly Buzz-When I Died,” revolve around one central theme, death. Though the two do centralize around the theme of death they both have slightly different messages or beliefs about what is to come after death. By discussing both of the poems and interpreting their meanings, the reader can gain a fuller understanding of the message Dickinson is trying to …

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…to it’s fullest every day. Death plays a large part in Dickinson’s poetry and it greatly shapes the way she writes and the way readers perceive her. As seen by analyzing and interpreting the poems “I Heard a Fly Buzz-When I Died” and “Because I Could Not Stop For Death” the reader can better understand the uses of death in her poetry and gain a fuller understanding of Dickinson on a poetic level.