As I Lay Dying

What are Emily Dickinson apparent attitudes about dying?

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I could have answered this in my own way, but I use this article with my students so I thought I'd share it here. This quote will give you a start, but use the link if you need a more in depth look at the ideas.

"Emily Dickinson’s poetic work contains different descriptions of death that encompass emotional responses to the body’s and/or soul’s journey into eternity, madness, or nothingness. Her poems’ greatness comes from the elaborate use of literary techniques to give shape to death, and the ambiguity of meaning that allows different interpretations of these journeys. Even though the ideas presented by Dickinson may seem contradictory at times, they all emphasize her idea that there are many types of deaths." (1)