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Analysis and comments on Because I could not stop for Death -- by Emily Dickinson

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Comment 87 of 457, added on November 29th, 2009 at 10:24 AM.
Teaching of Literature

This poem reminds us to be prepared for death.Although talking about death
would be scary for those who have no contentment in his/her life. But the
poet presents this masterpiece of how to treasure everything, her passion
for death would only mean that she valued life(Immortality. She's a great
poet that she able to present the poem expressively.She's really a great
poet indeed!

Gem from Philippines
Comment 86 of 457, added on November 26th, 2009 at 5:00 AM.
I wrote a song on this poem

I wrote a song on this poem. You can listen to the song on my web site:
Go to the section "Works for Voice and Piano"-"Songs in English" and
download the MP3 file. Sorry for not clear pronounciation of the words. It
was sung by a Russian singer.
To get a full version, please, write to me.

Leslie Crabtree from United States
Comment 85 of 457, added on March 26th, 2009 at 1:59 PM.

hiiii. this poems so cool . it makes me apprechiate hannah

Caleb from United States
Comment 84 of 457, added on February 25th, 2009 at 11:07 AM.

The poem does indeed signify death. The speaker is going on a daate in a
carriage with death. And there is a chaperone (immortality) The reason for
this is because in Emily's time they were required

Kalan from United States
Comment 83 of 457, added on January 29th, 2009 at 8:00 PM.

She wrote good poetry and death was on her mind for those she loved.

christian from United States
Comment 82 of 457, added on January 27th, 2009 at 1:15 PM.

i think she lead a long life and death came late for her and she is in the
after life death is just a course

dalton woods from United States
Comment 81 of 457, added on December 15th, 2008 at 1:49 PM.

this poem subjigates that death is an ellusive yet subtle being. It shows
that no matter what you think about life and how busy you are, death is
never to busy to stop for you

Tanner Hamilton from United States
Comment 80 of 457, added on December 2nd, 2008 at 10:33 AM.

is the over usage of the S-sound in the third stanza intentional? if so,
what does it mean?

Christian from Sweden
Comment 79 of 457, added on November 13th, 2008 at 9:39 AM.

Emily Dickinson was a complete genius. i love all of her work. This poem is
a great one and it really has emotion in it. Amazingly well done. she is an

shelby from United States
Comment 78 of 457, added on October 23rd, 2008 at 10:37 AM.

I understand this poem. to bad she died so young!! She knew she was dying
and was ready for it whenever it happened.

Ashley from United States

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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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