The most obvious theme in the Emily Dickinson's poem "I heard a Fly buzz is the theme of death and mortality which is clear in the first stanza of the poem “I heard a Fly buzz - when I died the fly in these case is omnipresent. The theme of death and mortality is also presented in "Because I could not stop for Death –" and "I felt a Funeral, in my Brain". The poem has a metre and a ballad structure.
The room is silent – stillness has been emphasized to show how silent the room was. There is "stillness in the air," and the watchers of her dying are silent, yet the only sound that can be heard is that of the fly's buzzing. The speaker's tone is flat and calm making the narrative to be concise and factual.
Herman Melville's story has stated that its charm are in the Melville and prefers not to reveal so that no key opens it .The story complexity revolves around the lawyers perspective who accidentally reveals a lot about himself while relating the known facts about Bartleby who is perceived as nihilistic, devoid of a social persona, psychotic, Christ-like, and comical.
Bartleby is commonly recognized as the por-trait of a writer who is estranged by society for his refusal to "copy" the formula that has over time been established by other commonly known writers. A number of commentators that have focused on the conclusion and the bleak mood of the entire story described "Bartleby, the Scrivener" as a representative of a condemned capitalist society, or a disheartening existentialist commentary or a statement on the absurdity of life.
An interpretation of the whole story is a satire some certain historic individuals and it is also a parable about a Christian charity that did not succeed. The story of Herman Melville is similar to Emily Dickinson's poem "I heard a Fly buzz because they both share a similar theme of mortality in the poem the mortality theme is presented in the manner in which the poet talks of death and how it could not be presented while in Herman Melville's story the mortality theme is presented in the way Bartleby is perceived as nihilistic, and devoid of a social persona.