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Comment 92 of 457, added on February 10th, 2012 at 7:00 AM.
Because I could not stop for Death –

The line “Or rather – He passed us –” is a little jarring. It marks a
sudden shift in mood. Indeed, it is the defining pivotal element of the
poem. Before, things were rather casual, reflective, full of light, and
somewhat pleasant. But then suddenly it´s shudderingly chill and dark. Even
time is turned on its head it seems, and there´s a feeling of floating away
from earthly underpinnings into a weird time-warped realm where immortality
morphs into eternity. A most remarkable poem indeed!

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Comment 91 of 457, added on July 28th, 2011 at 5:56 AM.

Times are changing for the better if I can get this olnnie!

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Comment 90 of 457, added on July 27th, 2011 at 9:37 PM.

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Charlee from Trinidad and Tobago, Republic
Comment 89 of 457, added on March 21st, 2011 at 3:51 AM.
wonderful poem

this poem shows that death is not the worst thing in our life and that he
is very well mannered and comes when one longs for it the most, the poet
certainly longed for her death and she thanked him for showing his civility
and as a gesture of thanks he compromised her leisure and labor!!

kaushal ghimire from Nepal
Comment 88 of 457, added on August 13th, 2010 at 2:06 AM.
The cycle of life

Perhaps the poems meter can be taken as the rythmical,steady rotation of
the hearst's wheels or even the eternal ticking of life's clock? All life
works in cycles. The enivitablity of death resonates throughout the poem.
Life is a procession. This poem reminds us of the final lonely journey that
awaits us all.

Paul from Australia

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Information about Because I could not stop for Death --

Poet: Emily Dickinson
Poem: 712. Because I could not stop for Death --
Volume: Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson
Year: 1955
Added: Jan 9 2004
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Poem of the Day: Nov 10 2002

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