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After evaluating my perception of The Last Night that She Lived by Emily Dickinson The message in this poem is we take life for granted and we dont appreciate it until we are threatened with losing it Emily used what seems to me as free verse with no apparent rhyme but alliteration at times This is a Narrative poem that tells a story about a death of a young woman Emily Dickinson reflects in the poem about our view and a womans view right before death in a awe mood In the first verse Dickinson was saying when she wrote the last Night that She lived It was a common night Except to the Dying--This to Us Made Nature different In that verse the poet was describing that to the ordinary person it was a regular night not out of the ordinary Since she was dying the world seemed different to her She had different views on her life and all of the sudden the smallest things she used to take for granted meant so much to her This verse is an aphorism on how you dont know what you truly have until its gone Once you are faced with losing your life even the smallest things become meaningful All of the sudden when dying the meaning to life becomes important As the woman was grasping her last hours on earth and seizing each moment other people were going on living as if the day meant nothing because they had so much more of life to live It was just a regular ordinary day to them but to her it was everything When Dickinson uses the phrase As we went out and in Between Her final Room And Room Where those alive She is saying in other words as the woman lived her final hours everyone else was still alive Realizing that her life was slipping away the woman became jealous of
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