The theme of death has been taken up by many authors as an important theme to be considered as the part of the literature. Two such authors who have done a lot of work on this issue are John Done and Emily Dickinson. These authors have not only thrown the light on the ultimate indispensability of the theme but have also figured out the ways in which the themes play a role in our lives. The point of an argument is that there are many similarities in the poems Death Be Not Proud and Because I Could Not Stop for Death written by both the authors in the real context.
In the first poem written by Dickinson, the theme of death has been taken in a brave way and the authoress has challenged the death in its face. She seemed to be courageous enough to substantiate the point that she is not afraid of the death. Instead of that, the death is an ultimate relief for her in the longer run. She is of the opinion that she is now able to bear even harder and harsh realities of death due to her constant struggle with the problems of life. She is of the view that the probability of death being a peaceful experience is rifer that than the bane of living the miserable life.
In the second poem, John Done has also expressed more or less same ideas about the reality of death. He is the view that the death is but one of the stages in the literal meanings of living the life. The author has explained the death as the temporary destination after passing through which the author is confident of reaching his real destination. In short, both the authors have described the theme of death as the ultimate reality in the universe, and they seem to be brave to face it.