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Unformatted text preview: Dickinsons idea that it is important to make the most out of life and Thomas idea that death is inevitable, but these poems fail to answer the question of what happens when you die? The narrator in the last line of I Heard a Fly Buzz When I Died no longer had a vision of god, and could no longer see spiritually or physically. The fly in I Heard a Fly Buzz When I Died serves as an interjection between the narrator and the light. Ironically, while the death watchers are expecting something grand to happen, the fly is the last thing the narrator notices before she dies. As critic Michael Ryan argue,...
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This note was uploaded on 06/21/2011 for the course ENG 112 taught by Professor Jones during the Spring '08 term at Northern Virginia Community College.
- Spring '08