Emily Dickinson’s concept of Death: A note of paradox
She perceives death from different angles in different modes, and tries to capture the abstract feelings and emotions in palable term. Her views of death transcend the common limitations of human experiences. The discussion and analysis of her poems that follows will show how she plays endless variations on the theme of death to explore its manifold aspects which can be felt by intuition and not by reason. Her vision of death as reflected in her letters as well as poems is paradoxical. She considers death both as a friend and a foe. She fears as well as welcomes it.