Throughout the poem
death is in control
The speaker sounds confident and in control but in reality
death has the power
Just like the biblical figure, Lazarus, who comes back to life, the speaker "resurrects" from her
The speaker thinks that death is an art that she is good at. But in reality if she was good at it, wouldn't she have died the first time?
She uses lines like "Bright as a Nazi lampshade" to allude her life to the Holocaust
She also compares herself to a cat with nine lives "And like the cat I have nine times to die"