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It Was Not Death for I Stood Up Emili Dickinson 1 It was not death for I stood up 2 And all the dead lie down 3 It was not night for all the bells 4 Put out their tongues for noon 1 5 It was not frost for on my flesh 6 I felt siroccos crawl 7 Nor fire for just my marble feet 8 Could keep a chancel cool 9 And yet it tasted like them all 10 The figures I have seen 11 Set orderly for burial 12 Reminded me of mine 13 As if my life were shaven 14 And fitted to a frame 15 And could not breathe without a key 16 And twas like midnight some 17 When everything that ticked has stopped 18 And space stares all around 19 Or grisly frosts first autumn morns 20 Repeal the beating ground 21 But most like chaos stopless cool 22 Without a chance or spar23 Or even a report of land 24 To justify despair To express her own pain by my opinion or pain of the main character from this poem Emili Dickinson uses a different techniques and some of the rhetorical figures Imagery negations metaphors and different meanings of the words are all used to demonstrate that part of her died in the moment of death of her loved one in the moment of awareness of his death at the burial Through the meaning of words and rhetorical figures especially imagery she was trying to put in words something that she was aware that is impossible to describe her feelings and the chaos that she found herself in In the poem by Emily Dickinson It Was Not Death for I Stood Up the main character has just lost a loved one and feels such
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