Death In Four Emily Dickinson Poems

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When you hear of death, it is a feeling of many emotions. Death is a part of everyday life to people we love, know, or met before. I am a person that has never witnessed death but I have heard much about it. Many times I would hear someone in the family has died but I wouldn't be as close to them as I am with my family here. I have experienced my first funeral this summer, a very close friend of the families and mine. Knowing what death is and seeing is very difficult to believe especially some one near to you. The feelings are let out and not knowing what to say or do. There was a poet that wrote a lot about death because of her surrounding experiences. That poet is Emily Dickinson. She would make her poems sound as if she is dying but she would be the one that would observe the ill and try to see or feel what they are experiencing. There are four poems that she wrote that are quite touching from her experiences. You would read these poems trying to figure them out and at the end it's about someone that died. From the cluster of poems read and ranking them from most like to least liked were; I've seen a Dying Eye, Because I could not stop for Death, I like a look of Agony, and then I heard a Fly buzz--when I died.

I've seen a Dying Eye, is a poem that is short in words but also a short death as it seems. Out of the four poems, this was most understood and easier to read. It wasn't as sophisticated as the other poems. When Emily writes:

I've seen a Dying Eye

Run round and round a Room --

In search of Something -- as it seemed

Then Cloudier become -- (1-4)

It appears as if she observes the ill as death comes and from reading above the four lines, she seemed to concentrate on the dying person's eye. What Emily say is that the eyes of the person is wondering the room the room in search of something but I feel as if the eyes are looking at everyone around the room or maybe scared because knowing that death is near. Then as it says when it become cloudier, that is the vision of the ill and it getting weaker and weaker by the second as is seems to be said in the next four lines.

And then -- obscure with Fog --

And then -- be soldered down

Without disclosing what it be

'Twere blessed to have seen -- (5-8)

From my understanding is the eyelids are closing then shut tight and hat is when the dying eye had died without knowing what he or she had been looking for. Still As I read these lines, the movement of the eyes can be a search for something but mainly a fear of something. And as I said before death is something to fear. The last line was rather baffling but what I understood at first was the dying person would have been blessed to have seen what he or she have been looking for but when I think about it more and more It was Emily and the people around her were blessed to have seen the death but still clueless of the search the dying eye had started.

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