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Overview Of Going To Heaven By Emily Dickinson

Going to heaven is an elegy with three stanzas, simple rhyme scheme, simple diction, and a straightforward message.

According to the first stanza of the poem, the poet was very glad that she would be going home (heaven). She told her readers not to ask how she would get to heaven. She agreed that such excitement was too dim but no matter what, it would happen eventually.

In stanza 2, she added that the readers would go to heaven as well. She told them that if they get to heaven before her, they should secure at least a little space for her very_ close to the two people she had lost, she also requested they secure a robe, and a crown because when people leave the earth to go home, they don't have the time to consider the kind of cloth they wear:
"If you should get their first
Save just a little place for me
Close to the two I lost!
The smallest "robe" will fit
And just a bit of "crown"
For you know we do not mind our dress
When we are going home"

She claimed that she was very glad that clothing didn't matter to her, if not, she would have delay her going to heaven in order gather wealth to acquire best of clothes. She was as well happen that the fellow who had died the past season didn't consider clothing as well.

The poem has simile "as sure as flocks go home at night/ unto the shepherd's arm" in line 9 and 10 alliteration "like to look a little more" in line 22 symbolism "home" "going to heaven" both symbolize death. The themes of the poem (1) bereavement (2) certainty of death and its lack of prediction (3) the joy of being in heaven and the anticipation that comes with the feeling.

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Samuel C. Enunwa aka samueldpoetry
(the Leo with wings flying)

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