Remembered, if outlived,
The narrator will of course remember the pain of the ordeal, but only if she survives. She wonders if it is better to live in pain or die. She wonders if death is a worthwhile escape. This may once again point back to Dickinson’s constant struggle with religion, and the question of whether death is an end to suffering or its epitome.
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Probably the kind of clock Dickinson had.
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