Emily Dickinson I Could Not Stop For Death Essay

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Death is inevitable while life is inescapable. Death swoops in life a thief in the night and rips you away from reality and drags you away into the depth of the afterlife. Death seeks no one permission because death is omnipotent as the afterlife is everlasting. As Emily Dickson uses the theme to emphasizes the fact that when you die your life seem to be meaningless, your existence seems to fade away as time goes by but in the afterlife time at the same time “Feels shorter than the Day”. Through Emily Dickinson “I died for beauty” and “I could not stop for death” both give the reader a sense of what happen after death and life during the afterlife. According to Emily Dickinson “I died for beauty,” the speaker briefly explains how she died and how slowly her existence fades away from reality. One can tell the speaker was talking about being dead as the speaker claim “I died for beauty” has a repeated theme of death while…show more content…
The speaker made it clear that death wasn’t something or someone to be fearful of as the speaker confirm this by saying “I could not stop for Death- He kindly stop for me” which also mark death as a calm and comfort figure who visit everyone as their inevitable life comes to an end. But to some extent, the afterlife was peaceful for the speaker. As the speaker claim “we passed the school, where children stove, at recess in the ring, we passed the field of glazing grain, we passed the sunset” which is really peaceful. Watching kids play while you slowly ride passed in the “fields” and gazed in the sunset is peaceful enough to peace for the speaker. The speaker lived peacefully in the afterlife for “centuries, and yet feels shorter than the day” because death was kind enough to stop for
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