Dying! Dying in the night!
Won’t somebody bring the light
So I can see which way to go
Into the everlasting snow?

And “Jesus”! Where is Jesus gone?
They said that Jesus — always came —
Perhaps he doesn’t know the House —
This way, Jesus, Let him pass!

Somebody run to the great gate
And see if Dollie’s coming! Wait!
I hear her feet upon the stair!
Death won’t hurt — now Dollie’s here!

Analysis, meaning and summary of Emily Dickinson's poem Dying! Dying in the night!


  1. joan says:

    one of my favorites that i’ve read so far. this is a great poem about death. being ready to face it and not being afraid now that she knew she will not go thru with it alone.

  2. samantha says:

    im confused who dollie is, but if i replace her name with someone elses in my mind then i begin to love this poem, its good

  3. Caralizacloon says:

    It was her best poem I have read.

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