Surname 1Name:Tutor:Course:Date:Comparison ofDickinson’s Personification of Death in “Because I Could Not Stop forDeath” and Donne’s in “Death, Be Not Proud”Death is inevitable in life. In this world, no one has surety to live. Both John Donne and Emily Dickinson allow us to look at death from different perspectives. Even though both share the same view that we should not fear death, they have different opinions on the afterlife. Donne and Emily Dickinson utilize comparable figurative devices, for example, personification, imagery, metaphors, and alliteration as they explore their differentiating thoughts concerning the idea of death.In “Because I Could Not Stop for Death”by Dickinson, Death is personified as a patient person. With his visit, politely, Death surprises the speaker. The author explains the relationship between “Because I Could Not Stop for Death”and “He kindly stopped for me” as very intimate in the two lines (Dickinsonand Susan). The speaker did not want to die sinceshe could not stop for death. The line, therefore, shows how humans lack the option to choosewhen they want to die. Throughout the poem, the author personifies Death as a metaphor to portray what death is. The conveyance of death in the poem comforts as well as acting as a companion. Death is normally, conveyed negatively although, in the poem, the author introduces Death as a comforting and polite man. In this way, Dickinson portrays Death as a positive character thus straying from the literature’s norms. Ironically, Dickinson depicts death as part of life instead of the ending of life. She is sweetening death by conveying death as a kind and gentle man rather than making it grim and frightening.
Surname 2Slowly, death carries away the carriage, perhaps in a consideration act. In this way, thecarriage metaphorically acts as a vessel that would cause the death of the speaker. The