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

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Comment 29 of 399, added on April 25th, 2005 at 2:22 PM.

I believe this poem is so amazing because it exemplifies E.D's ability to
personify death in such a unique way. In this poem she is practically
marrying Death and expressing her passion for him/her. She does this by
creating this image of her and Death in a carriage wearing a tulle gown
(wedding gown) and states how the carriage holds only them and eternity.
Themes of sexuality, lust, and passion are evoked in an ironic way, as they
parallel the theme of Death. This image of her passion for death is
absolutely beautiful, she is truly an exceptional poet.

Nicole from United States
Comment 28 of 399, added on April 19th, 2005 at 8:21 PM.

I love this poem. It's fantastic

Keelin from United States
Comment 27 of 399, added on April 19th, 2005 at 12:25 PM.

this poem was interesting really inlighten me about how death can be so
peaceful. i had to do an enlgish paper on it and i loved this poem. yea
so i also wanted to say i have an awsome girlfriend and her name is katie.

Cory from United States
Comment 26 of 399, added on March 31st, 2005 at 4:45 PM.

This peom inspired me to choose it for my english class. (read out loud).
It has such a power that the peom will draw you in to reading more. I enjoy
these kinds of peoms that have a "different" side to them. I love her work
and this peom as well!!

tara from United States
Comment 25 of 399, added on March 30th, 2005 at 10:36 PM.

I love how...the poem never ends..it is eternal and never ending :) we
studied it in class..and i thoroughly understand it ^^ it's a marvelous
poem.

Student from United States
Comment 24 of 399, added on March 30th, 2005 at 4:34 PM.

In the first stanza of this poem, the personification of death pull the
reader in. The realization of death's impending doom on us and the barely
visible house is such imagery and make this poem amazingly beautiful.

Molly Hendrickson from United States
Comment 23 of 399, added on March 21st, 2005 at 5:58 PM.

THis poem is very deep and if you can't understand thins that have a deep
meaning................you can't understand this poem............emily d.
is the best poet there is and knows what she is talking
about...........................this poem is one of the best i have ever
read and i am in 8th grade..........................AND I GET IT..CAN'T
YOU?!?!?!?!!?!?!?!?!??!?!?!?!?!!??!!!???

jim from Bulgaria
Comment 22 of 399, added on March 16th, 2005 at 9:16 PM.

I confess that The first time I read this poem I didn't understand I thing
she was saying. Never read poetry when you're tired. But thanks to the
wonderful comments I now have a very clear understanding of this poem!

La Rae from United States
Comment 21 of 399, added on February 27th, 2005 at 6:24 PM.

I am in 7th grade and I am in Middle School.
I had Poet Biography,so I choose Emily Dickinson and this poem was the
importantest in her poems. Also, i felt that this poem was the longest poem
I had ever read. Because I could not stop for death... What was the meanig
of this poem to Emily Dickinson and how was her feelings when she was
writing this poemm.. I wonder how Emily Dickinson felt....

Bora from United States
Comment 20 of 399, added on February 26th, 2005 at 3:01 PM.

I had the overwhelming joy of coming across this beautifully written poem.
One of my favorite by E.D, this poem is a masterpiece.

Crystal from United States

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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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