Finding Meaning In Emily Dickinson's Poems

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correspondence may have been influential in Dickinson’s poem “I Heard a Fly Buzz – When I died,” as the poem takes place moments before the speakers death similarly to Dickinson’s friend. Although many of Emily Dickinson’s poems about death view death as a sort of savior, literary experts have come to agree that Dickinson had an ambivalent attitude towards death. Sometimes she will refer to death as a welcome relief, but other times she may refer to death as a terror that must be avoided at all costs (“Emily Dickinson: An Oerview” 31). Loss, a universal theme of suffering through losing someone or something close to oneself, was utilized heavily in Emily Dickinson’s poetry. According to Emily Dickinson, “Loss is a painful but expected part