In class we talked about two poems that had a relative topic, which was death. Death in general, has a dark, mysterious and inevitable characteristic. As we first talked about Emily Dickinson’s poem “712″ the one thing that caught my attention was how she describes death. In the first two stanzas, she personifies death as a person and refers it as “he” rather than an event. by doing this, i felt like there was a conversational relationship with the author and death, and that death itself was more closer than anybody thinks. Death in general, is thought to be the end of everything. Since nobody can experience the stage of death or describe it, many authors differ in the way they describe death. In case of Emily Dickinson, I felt that the overall tone was somewhat calm and steady. Also by describing death as an inevitable event, there is a sense where she tries to swallow in the reality, rather than panic and rage about how death can be avoided. But one thing I personally think is that death itself is a stable stage. The procedure towards death; all the suffering, agony, sorrows and sadness is what describes death but death itself is a closure and a stage of calm. After that, all is left is the eternal darkness.