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When someone analyzes life and death they may become frightened or excited in wondering what the future will hold for them Emily Dickinsons poetry contains overwhelming attention to detail especially her pinpointing insights on death Dickinsons poems make death seem like a journey that is plainly a part of life Emily Dickinsons poems incorporate ideas about death in her existence Alice Notley writes on experiences involving her life and what events shaped her writing Notleys poems involve descriptive writing that incorporates her personal ideas and her own life experiences to help the reader comprehend life Both writers use vivid descriptions and unique uses of grammar but there ideas about the world are intensely different Dickinsons poems are a close recollection of moments which suggest the possibility of future happiness Notleys poems are also intimate memoirs that suggest true happiness is something that does not come easily Some might say Dickinson can not be considered a major poet because she writes tiny poems Dickinsons poems are little because she eliminates the warming-up and begins where a wordier poet might be preparing to end Her themes reappear and when read together they continue inside anothers mind much like a long poem does Notleys poems do the same but with a unique use of grammar Notleys verbal manipulation and exclusion of punctuation creates a similar situation Her ideas run into each other creating an experience for the reader which encourages the realization of her thoughts as a whole One of the most interesting poems I read was Ive Seen a Dying Eye It is a poem about the nature of death A sense of uncertainty about death seems to exist As the eye is observed looking for something the person observing the death cannot provide any definite proof that what the dying person saw was hopeful or disturbing The dying person seems to have no control over the clouds covering his or her eye which is
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