After the death of Lord's wife inhis friendship with Dickinson probably became a late-life romance, though as their letters were destroyed, this is surmised.
While both poems present unconventional depictions of and attitudes toward death through personification, Royes's "Death Came for Me in Hot Pink Pants" has a bit more complex attitude toward death than Dickinson's "Because I could not stop for Death.
The predictable meter and mostly slant rhymes give the poem a feeling of innocence and comfort. The speaker willingly goes along with Death into the carriage, where he is described as a civil gentleman.
The speaker refers to her grave as a "House" twice in the penultimate stanza. The subject matter of the poem is darker than its tone; the speaker seems content to go along with Death and does not resist.
On the other hand, Royes's speaker reacts in a more complex way to the appearance of Death in her dreams. The speaker finds herself interested in Death because of his flashy appearance.
She also describes him as "beautiful. However, Death treats this speaker in a more aggressive manner than the gentlemanly Death in Dickinson's poem. In both stanzas, Royes's speaker says that Death reaches for her throat.
In the second stanza, she fights back, "hit[ting] him with a polished staff" Death reacts by laughing, and the speaker wakes up "unable to breathe" Although we might think the speaker is now feeling more threatened and afraid, she closes the poem by again reflecting on Death's beauty and "hot-pink pants.
Royes's speaker is both drawn to and afraid of Death and does not willingly go along with him as Dickinson's speaker does.Both poems demonstrate an unusual tone toward death and personify the normally somber subject of human mortality.
In Dickinson's "Because I could not stop," the speaker is lighthearted and.
Because I could not stop for Death It seems as if Death which all so dread because it launches us upon an unknown world would be a relief to so endless a state of existense." Emily Dickinson is considered, along with Walt Whitman, the founder of a uniquely American poetic voice.
The speaker of "Because I could not stop for Death—" rides in a carriage with Death, who kindly stops his carriage to pick her up. Together, they drive past schools and houses and fields on. Dear Mary - When the Best is gone (1) - I know that other things are not of consequence - The Heart wants what it wants - or else it does not care - You wonder why I write - so - Because I cannot help - I like to have you know some care - so when your life gets faint for it's other life - you can lean on us - We wont break, Mary.
Emily Elizabeth Dickinson was born at the family's homestead in Amherst, Massachusetts, on December 10, , into a prominent, but not wealthy, family. Her father, Edward Dickinson was a lawyer in Amherst and a trustee of Amherst College.
Two hundred years earlier, her patrilineal ancestors had arrived in the New World—in . Writing Techniques of Emily Dickinson - Emily Dickinson is one of the most interesting female poets of the nineteenth century.
Every author has unique characteristics about him/her that make one poet different from another, but what cause Emily Dickinson to be so unique are not only the words she writes, but how she writes them.