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Many poets often have themes or topics for which most of their poetry falls under. One of the topics that frequent the writhing of Emily Dickinson is death. This is the case with "I Felt a Funeral in my Brain," and "I Heard a Fly Buzz When I Died."
In "I Heard a Fly Buzz When I Died" the we receive the image of death by the description in the first stanza, "the stillness round my form was like the stillness in the air between the heaves of storm." This stillness, like the stillness in the eye of the storm, does not change its surroundings, it is now constant. This is the image of death that is given, but the description goes on with: "and breaths were gathering surely for that last onset, when the king be witnessed in his power." The image of gathering breath to go and meet a king, suggests that they must have a lot of explaining to do. The speaker appears to be preparing to meet God.
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