The Nature Of Death In Emily Dickinson — страница 3

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like Dickinson during the time she wrote this poem. A glimmer of hope remains at the end of this journey, according to Dickinson. In the last line, “Twere blessed to have seen–,” a hope hangs on the word “blessed.” The word rings in our heads as a positive answer to the questions we ask. The other meaning which could be surmised from that line is that what awaits us is not necessarily “blessed” or good, but that the observer thinks the dying person is now blessed because he or she finally knows the answer to the life-long question. It seems that Dickinson purposefully leaves the poem open-ended to keep a sense of uncertainty alive in her poem. The only time the uncertainty of death is made certain is during occurs when our eyes begin their search through the

engulfing clouds.