Is Poem 657 – “I dwell in Possibility” a matter of ‘more than meets the eye?’ This poem by Emily Dickinson (1830 – 1886) may seem as if it’s about death or the after life. But take a closer look!
John Keats (1795 – 1821) seemed to talk about sleep as an answer for both physical and emotional pain. Sleep as a metaphor for death, it’s somewhat cliché. But was this English poet perhaps referring to something else in his poem “Sonnet to sleep” or not?
“Grotesque” is about the inevitability of death. In the same way, it’s a poem that is sort-off obstinant when it comes to good in life. An interesting poem was written by Amy Lowell (1874 – 1925).
Poem 158 – “Dying! Dying in the night” is an answer to another poem. A poem was written by William Blake (1757 – 1827). It shows that Dickinson was not blind when it came to the works of other writers and poets.