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

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Comment 39 of 409, added on June 30th, 2005 at 4:44 PM.

It is so amazing to read all these comments. I have to write a paper about
it, but it is so difficult, because this poem casts a shadow on death, love
and life. The difficult thing is to find the right way to look at the
shadows, because when you stand in front of the light, one will only see
his own shadow, instead of the one from the poem. It is strange to read the
poem, because she uses clear words,but the construction of the words are
making it a little complicated. The more you read it, and the more you
think of it, the more you get lost between all these different things in
life that she is mentioning so intensly and yet she is able to leave it
behind and take distance. ( the break between the 3rd and the 4th stanza).
I love this poem because it is the way it is, and because one can reread
it, no matter how old he is, what he experienced or how many times he has
already read it. E.D. is a genius!!!!

Liz from Switzerland
Comment 38 of 409, added on June 28th, 2005 at 8:08 PM.

Because I could not stop for death is saying that overall death is out of
our hands. Its saying that death is inevitable and its eternal.

Kaci from United States
Comment 37 of 409, added on June 24th, 2005 at 11:14 PM.

Marcos I feel what they mean by those words "immortality and eternity" is
that death itself will never die and it will always be your
destiny.Eterenity will be a place your soul will rest forever and the
Horses heads were heading to heaven. But I could be wrong.

Alex M. from United States
Comment 36 of 409, added on June 23rd, 2005 at 7:22 AM.

HEy, i did like this poem, but it was not so clear for me. I am student of
the Literature, English and Portuguese language. I have to do lots of woks
about American Literature.

Does somebody can help me in this questions?
1 - what does the poem mean by the words "immortality" and "eternity" in
the poem?
2 - What is the poet's attitude toward DEATH in the poem? Explain this
through the analysis of each stanza.

If somebody can help me i will be greatfull.

Thanks very much!


Marcos from Brazil
Comment 35 of 409, added on June 22nd, 2005 at 3:45 PM.

If you waited any longer for death would he still of came?

Mindy from United States
Comment 34 of 409, added on May 25th, 2005 at 10:41 PM.

At first I never really understood the poem. After maybe the 8th
timereading it, I came to so many different conclusions on how it could be
interpreted that I was just amzed! I love this poem, and 'm doing my ISU
for Enlish on it!!!!!

kristy from Canada
Comment 33 of 409, added on May 22nd, 2005 at 4:08 PM.

Hello. This poem; I did not understand it at first and it's rude that an
8th grader would say that... JIM!Look there's different meanings to
everything, espesially poems and death is out to get all of us, just wait
for it ! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

elizabeth from United States
Comment 32 of 409, added on May 21st, 2005 at 8:09 AM.

I really like this poem.As for me, it is a mastepiece because it deals with
a serious issue people rarely take into account.I have chosen this poem for
reciting it in front of my classmates,faculty of humanities and letters
teouan, Morocco.finaly ,this poem is the most enjoyable of all, and the
prettiest poem I have ever read. El ouardi Mohamed, Ksar El kebir, Morocco.

Mohamed El ouardi from Morocco
Comment 31 of 409, added on May 19th, 2005 at 2:43 PM.

maybe someday i will under stand these f***** poems

mr. sniffles from United States
Comment 30 of 409, added on May 3rd, 2005 at 9:50 AM.

We had to read this poem for American Literature and this was one of the
few poems that we could read by ourselves, and understand it.

Samantha from United Kingdom

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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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