Because I Could Not Stop For Death

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Because I could not stop for death In the poem “Because I could not stop for death”, by Emily Dickinson is describing her journey with death. The speaker personifies has been given human attributes. The death is personified as a gentleman, he’s calling on a young lady. In the opening stanza the speaker is too busy for death “Because I could not stop for death”, so death “he kindly stopped for me” and takes time to do what she cannot stop. In the second stanza “we slowly drove, he knew no haste” it suggests death has no hurry. She has no hurry, but death has little hurry also. In the third stanza the word “passed” represented four times in this stanza. They are “passing by the children’s and grain” both represent parts of her life, and the passing of the years. In this stanza “school” is a symbol, in which she relates that it was the beginning of his life. They are also passing out of time into eternity. In the fourth stanza “or rather –he passed us” she is death, she has stopped her run of life, she is death and is a part of a landscape. It’s explaining the new place in their world, as in a cemetery. In the fifth stanza “we paused before a house that seemed” she describes a house, but this house is the same place in the landscape or cemetery, and she describes this house because, she has obsession with of her house, but really it is the resting place and a travel to eternity. In the final stanza “since then tis centuries and yet” is since she died, its feel no longer a day is a significant of every day of her death. In this stanza "tis centuries" is a symbol in the centuries which means the time that it happens in that place are the years that they no longer have any meaning by that are always the same. These years are those which are going to carry it up to eternity. In this poem is a deal for death again and again. Is a poem in a death being personified. He

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