Synthesis Essay: Emily Dickinson's Love For Death

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mother, her nephew, and three of her close friends all passed away when she was still young girl. Dickinson’s “love for death” may have been greatly influenced throughout the course of Dickinson’s life when many people close to her were struck down with illnesses (“Emily Dickinson and Death” 3). Emily Dickinson viewed death with a certain fascination and sought to bridge together the crossing over from life to death in her poetry. Her poems are intended to make the reader ask certain questions about mortality, such as, “What is death’s nature?” “How are we to understand death?” and “What will death be like when it comes?” (Priddy 48). In Emily Dickinson’s famous poem “Because I could not stop for Death,” Dickinson writes about how death quickly