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The concept of death to some is a sad incident For Emily Dickenson it was the only way to escape her feelings of hurt loss and lonliness And based on her religous beliefs Emily found in spirituaul death the transfer to the perfect world so she could retrieve her lover liberty and happiness She represented that in emphatically self-consience romantic idioms The following poems My Life Closed Twice Because I Could not Stop for Death Preceddence Ressurection What if I Shall Not Wait illustrate Emilys metaphoric ability and mannerism and her use of meter as a perfect poetic artBecause I Could not Stop for Death is one of the few poems that contains imagery for eg children represent innocence grain demonstrates the cold vitality of life and finnaly the discription of the corrupted house could describe the empty and corrupted life of her own As shown in the poem My Life Closed Twice death took away both of her lovers so she felt hopeless and thinking thst immortality could bring her a third lover was meaningless so death was her only solution to escape to heaven so she could be reunited with lost loversIn the poem Because I Could not Stop for Death Emilys lonely life made her kill time by writing So the coming of death released her shacles and gave her a tastye of liberty and freedom for eg We slowly drove he knew no haste My labor and my lesser tooAs John Crowe says It is a single sustained metaphore all of it analouge or vehicle as we call it nowadays though the charachter called death in the vehicle would have born the same name in the real situation of tenor Deaths victim now is the shy spinister so he presents himself as a decent civil funtianary making a call upon a lady to take her for a drive The same idea is represented in What if
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