The capitalized ‘Death’ conveys a sense of character for it. She puts away her ‘labour’ ‘leisure too’, everything she has in life, for his ‘Civility’. She is trying to say that death is not unpleasant by taking away life but it’s an unstoppable part of the cycle of life. She also describes her marriage to Death, signifying both the final deal in demise and, like marriage itself, an
Analysis of “Because I Could Not Stop for Death” by Emily Dickenson In Dickenson’s poem, “Because I Could Not Stop for Death,” she gives death a personification. Death is a character, a gentleman suitor of “kindness” and “civility.” Death never rushed her, or stole her. He did not push her to communicate with him, but Immortality, who is also in the carriage (or hearse), would be their chaperon, a silent one. For they all would leave this life in not a fuss, but pleasantly and in a sophisticated manor. They would not cause a scene, but continue on their journey, for again, Death was respectful and wished to be as discreet and deferential as possible.
In Dickinson’s poem the first stanza compares dying to taking a carriage ride with a suitor. Death and immortality are personified. Death is a metaphor to a suitor. The speaker realizes that she is going to have to go with death and finds that immortality comes with them. The second stanza implies that death is a slow process and chooses its own pace.
There is "stillness in the air," and the watchers of her dying are silent. And still the only sound is the fly's buzzing. The speaker's tone is calm, even flat; her narrative is concise and factual.” Emily portrays her death as a matter-of-fact issue, nothing to be upset over since everyone eventually dies. Melani goes on to state “She is ready to die; she has cut her attachments to this world (given away "my keepsakes") and anticipates death and its revelation. Are the witnesses also waiting for a revelation through her death?
I never doubted for an instant that you would have put me to death.” (Anouilh, 45) This quote shows the general and “at-ease” way in which Antigone speaks about her death, showing how she has emotionally isolated herself so that her death would not bother her. Antigone’s strong belief in Divine Law results in her emotional isolation from her fiancé, Haemon, and the hopes and dreams that she once shared with him. Antigone says to Haemon, “If you please, Haemon, go now. It’s the only thing left that you can do for me if you still love me,” (Anouilh, 32) right after they finish talking about their dreams and excitement about getting married and having a son together. This quote shows that because Antigone “knows” she is going to die because of her strong belief in the Divine Law, she is
We paused before a house that seemed A swelling of the ground; The roof was scarcely visible, The cornice but a mound. Since then 'tis centuries, and yet each Feels shorter than the day I first surmised the horses' heads Were toward eternity. Because I Could Not Stop For Death--Emily Dickinson Helen Chow Emily Dickinson’s poem ‘Because I could not stop for Death’ deal with death again and again, and it is never quite the same in any poem. In “Because I could not stop for Death—,” we see death personified. He is no frightening, or even intimidating, reaper, but rather a courteous and gentle guide, leading her to eternity.
This is a symbol for the elegance and calmness in death. The first part of the poem is as the speaker rides along leisurely towards her final destination, although it is not reveled yet as to what that is. The second part of the poem is stanzas five and six. The author used high level diction to show how the end result, death in this case, is pleasant and still civil in a way. “Paused”, “swelling”, “scarcely”, “cornice”, “surmised”, and “eternity” show how the end of the journey has been reached, and everything is dissipating.
By writing these words Katherine Mansfiled wants to illustrate Miss Brill as a person who lives alone and has no one to talk to. The fact that her fur had been all dusty implies that it had been put away for a long while, which makes the reader infer the characters age. The old little woman uses her imagination to make objects in her enviroment communicate with her. While describing the whole scene, K. M. creates a clear picture of Miss Brill's lonely life. Another sign of Miss Brill’s need for companionship is evident in her perception of the music which the band is playing at the Jardins Publiques: “It was like some one playing with only the family to listen.” Despite of her loneliness, she is considering herself a part of this family that the band is entertaining with its music.
She gave an example that suicide is never a solution because you continue on with the same problems that need to be worked out. She coped with her son’s death knowing he moved on. She thinks people fear death because of their belief in heaven and hell. Church has always been her coping strategy. Her religion is very optimistic and love based.
“Because I Could Not Stop for Death” Though death is universal, nobody ever seems to expect it. The obviousness and darkness of such a statement is fully reflected in the Emily Dickinson poem, “Because I Could Not Stop for Death,” which builds upon the fact that when death comes, it will not do so based upon our own convenience. Although supernatural themes are common in many Emily Dickinson poems, “Because I Could Not Stop for Death,” is unique because of a style of narration which places a mockingly lighthearted perspective on “who” we consider death to be. A continually repeated image throughout, “Because I Could Not Stop for Death,” is the personification of death as a kindly gentleman, who “kindly stopped” and escorted a lady into his carriage, a literal symbol of an ending life. This image, a sharp contrast to the typical image of death as a fearful and mysterious figure, allows for the narrator’s retelling of her death to be civilized and sound almost leisurely.