Unformatted text preview: Dickinson’s 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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- Spring '08
- English-language films, fly buzz