Themes Of Death By Emily Dickinson

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American political journalist, author, professor, and world peace advocate Norman Cousins once said: “Death is not the greatest loss in life. The greatest loss is what dies inside us while we live.” In other words, this quote means that people within a society are very pessimistic about their daily occurrences with fearing the pain of death. The subject of death, including Emily Dickinson’s own death, occurs throughout her poems and letters. Although some find the preoccupation morbid, hers was not an unusual mindset for a time and place where religious attention focused on being prepared to die and where people died of illness and accident more readily than they do today. Nor was it an unusual concern for a sensitive young woman who lived fifteen years of her youth next door to the town cemetery. Even though many find it strange, Emily Dickinson had a healthy and genuine relationship with death and mortality.
Dickinson dedicated much of her thought on the subjects and themes of death, mortality and the afterlife in her poems and letters to her friends. Interest about Dickinson still remains in a critical world for her choice of words, thematic movement of the poem and expression of innermost feelings in simple language. Her poems on death and time not only attract the general readers, but have also become issues of critical research throughout the world. The poems of Dickinson are an expression of her own world, lived within the space of her own. However, the two themes
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