Analysis Of I Heard A Fly Buzz When I Died

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Paxton Schreiber
Ms. Kiser
English B4
11/29/16
Rough Draft One of the most common fears today is death,in the poem “I Heard a Fly Buzz- When I Died” by Emily Dickinson, Dickinson states that death does not mean the end of your presence on earth, It means the end of your time. Dickinson’s use of descriptive language and using words without emotion show the atmosphere of the death bed. The first stanza Dickinson describes the deathbed and how the room is silent except the buzzing of the fly. In the silent room there was pauses in between the “Heaves” or uplifting of the storm. “Between the Heaves of Storm” (line 4) is a liminal space where anything can happen. A liminal space is a threshold between two things. Dickinson writes

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