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Analysis and comments on I heard a Fly buzz -- when I died by Emily Dickinson

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Comment 59 of 209, added on June 5th, 2011 at 12:21 PM.
Dying

I think that the poem is adescrition of the crucial moment between death
and life .THus,the fly is asymbol of the flying soul after death as the
cropse is decmbosed and the is purifid.

Amira from Egypt
Comment 58 of 209, added on August 21st, 2010 at 12:00 AM.
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Comment 57 of 209, added on July 21st, 2010 at 12:08 AM.
Afterlife

As the person passes on into the afterlife, surrounded by family members
anxiously awaiting the answer of what is on the other side, the dying
person is distraced by a fly and passes on without providing any details to
the bedside observers.

Chris from United States
Comment 56 of 209, added on June 8th, 2010 at 11:03 AM.

It is true that death and the issue of boundaries are intensified in this
poems. And it is true that the difficult part of this poem lies in the way
we interpret the appearance of the “Fly” instead of the “King”. But there’s
a more important point in my opinion.

As a poet whose desire was to keep her fascicles for her future readers
and she wanted to be acknowledged by us, as she expresses in many of her
poems like in F24-J442, she describes herself undergoing the unavoidable
experience of death. She is prepared and accepting; she has cut her
attachments to the world:

I willed my Keepsakes – Signed away
What portion of me be
Assignable –

I think that we could find some clues for interpreting these words of
declaration. She wanted to leave her poetry for her future readers, that
was her only wish and the only thing she had, to transcend through her art,
to transcend by the power of her word, and whatever the circumstances of
the death are, she will remain eternal.

Undoubtedly, she fulfilled her role as a woman poet who was concerned
with creating an immortal poetry based in her own individuality.


Sirag
Comment 55 of 209, added on April 12th, 2010 at 10:22 PM.
Actually...

I dont know about you guys but christopher is right. I am fat and ugly and
i dont have a life and posting on these types of websites is the funnest
thing i've ever done:'( I wish i had a life.....

Ralph from Denmark
Comment 54 of 209, added on April 1st, 2010 at 12:00 AM.
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Comment 53 of 209, added on March 18th, 2010 at 9:53 PM.
try this

Have any of you thought that maybe the fly might mean the devil? In many
stories, the devil is called the king of flies. Maybe the fly is
representing the devil who stops this dying person from entering the light,
or heaven (paradise, whatever you'd like to call it). And this person might
just be going through a calm death from old age, not necessarily dying from
battle. Also, Christopher, you're a jerk, for starters. People who post on
here not only have lives, but they seem to use their brains more than you.
Just because you deem this site and posting on this site "lame" doesn't
mean the people on here are unattractive or have no lives. If you don't
like, then shut up and leave.

highschoolstudent from United States
Comment 52 of 209, added on March 10th, 2010 at 9:10 AM.

Are you guys seriously arguing over the purpose of this poem?

(Normally I would not comment over something so useless but I am seriously
enraged by this)

There is nothing to this poem than what it says. You are all over analyzing
a simple poem. Emily Dickinson does not need a reason for writing this poem
more than to express her own emotions. It does not need to be based off of
something like the civil war or "The battle between good and evil". This is
a poem about someone seeing a fly when they die and how though that fly is
normally insignificant to someone who lives, since it is the last thing
that dieing person is to see, it is the most important thing to them.

Also, Ryan from Zimbabwe, sorry to sound very criticizing of your opinion,
but you obviously do not read into references in poems enough. It's not
about evil and good. It is about life and death. That is the reason for the
king (god or death... varies from person to person) being in the room.

Emily from United States
Comment 51 of 209, added on February 26th, 2010 at 1:57 PM.
Get a clue!

First of all, Colton X-box rots your brain! Secondly Emily is obviously
trying to show the battle between good and evil through beelbub, the fly,
and god, the king! U R all idiots, get a clue!
You have been analyzed beez

Ryan from Zimbabwe
Comment 50 of 209, added on February 16th, 2010 at 4:30 PM.
My Thoughts on the Poem

So, I'm guessing that the persona isn't clear in this poem whether it is a
man or a woman..? I'm wondering if the person is dying in a camp during the
Civil War. I do agree with the thought that the speaker is experiencing the
most basic of his or her senses when hearing the buzzing of the fly. I do
believe that this is how Emily Dickinson intended for this part of the poem
to be interpreted. The buzzing is clearly the climax of the poem, but it is
still hard for me to put into words why the buzzing is so significant. I
know that Emily Dickinson had described the buzzing as stammering which I
interpret as drunken and careless. I think it is possible that the dying
person finds comfort in the fly and its presence makes the transition
easier for him or her to die.

Walt from United States

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Poet: Emily Dickinson
Poem: 465. I heard a Fly buzz -- when I died
Volume: Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson
Year: 1955
Added: Jan 9 2004
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