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

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Comment 84 of 454, 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 454, 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 454, 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 454, 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 454, 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 454, 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 454, 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
Comment 77 of 454, added on October 15th, 2008 at 12:29 PM.

I think that this woman faced some really hard times and being that she
didnt get out very much poetry was one way she could express herself.

Kwintin from United States
Comment 76 of 454, added on October 2nd, 2008 at 1:18 AM.

I just have something small, maybe off-the-wall to point out, but when you
look at the poem as a whole, she uses words such as "Carriage" "Ourselves"
"Civility" "Grain" "Gazing" "Centuries"...etc. with rounded letters: O's,
C's, G's...maybe to emphasize on the "Setting Sun." Maybe for a oxymoron of
a sunrise (life) and sunset (death)...just something a little out there
that one can think about even before reading this great poem. (and
personally, poetry is not my cup of tea, but I really do appreciate this
poem, it just has so many elements to it!)

Angie from United States
Comment 75 of 454, added on June 23rd, 2008 at 2:15 PM.

i believe this poem is about her last minute on earth in a carrige to the

natalie 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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