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Auer 1 Paul Auer English Final draft 10-30-00 Death is Good Emily Dickinson is a writer well known for her poems on death Her poems Safe in their Alabaster Chambers and Because I could not stop for Death are two of her more famous poems The personas attitude in both of these poems is very similar In the poem Safe in their Alabaster Chambers the personas attitude toward death is peaceful The peaceful attitude is evident in the first few lines Safe in their Alabaster Chambers-- Untouched by Mourning-- And untouched by Noon553 This poem is about someone who has died and is in his tomb underground which is untouchable by the sun The word safe is used to describe the personas peaceful attitude toward death Another way the peaceful persona attitude is portrayed in Safe in their Alabaster Chambers is with the personas look back on life The lines Untouched by Morning And untouched by Noon Lie the meek members of the Resurrection553 This is the person looking back on his life The Morning symbolizes childhood the Noon symbolizes growing up and the Resurrection symbolizes the persons death Most people think when a human dies they get to look back on all their happy times in life The personas attitude here is one of happiness because he got to look back on all the happy times of his life Auer 2 In the poem Because I could not stop for Death the personas attitude is also peaceful The peaceful attitude is evident in the first few lines Because I could not stop for Death He kindly stopped for me We slowly drove---He knew no haste554 The words kindly and slowly are used to portray the personas peaceful attitude toward death Another way the peaceful persona attitude is portrayed in Because I could not stop for Death is with the personas
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