Imagery in I Died for Beauty

Imagery Examples in I Died for Beauty:

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"night..."   (Text of the Poem)

The imagery of the “night” calls to mind darkness, specifically the eternal darkness that comes with death. As night also signals the ending of the daylight hours, this image carries connotations of limited time—time drawing to a close just as the poem does. We are reminded of the limited amount of time the speaker has to talk to his kinsman, and of the limited amount of time we have on earth.