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

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Comment 5 of 395, added on November 4th, 2004 at 10:22 PM.

I had to memorize this poem 5 years ago my junior year of high school and
it has always stuck with me. How vividly Dickison describes deaths journey
is amazing

Julliana from United States
Comment 4 of 395, added on September 23rd, 2004 at 7:29 PM.

I first read this poem not realizign who it was by. it was excellent and i
decided to use it for an assignment in my Eng class. trying to analyze the
last line was horrible. but thanks to the earier comment i understand it
and i feel good about the way i analyzed the rest of the poem.

Rachel
Comment 3 of 395, added on September 16th, 2004 at 4:40 PM.

I really enjoyed in this poem that death is a journey as well.

karen
Comment 2 of 395, added on September 9th, 2004 at 10:34 AM.

When I read this poem intitially, I thought that the scenes of Emily's
"Children strove at Recess", " Fields of Gazing Grain", and " Setting Sun"
could be her reflections on these times in her life as she is experiencing
Death as a companion in a "Carriage held but just Ourselves--And
Immortality." In actuallity, I see how they can be references to periods of
her life as in childhood, middle age and elder maturity. It appears that
the destination was the grave yard but then after deliberating, ther is a
implication to heaven when she says "the Horses' Heads Were toward
Eternity".

Glynda C. Wishnevsky
Comment 1 of 395, added on September 5th, 2004 at 2:44 PM.

This is one of my absolute favorite poems of Emily Dickinson's!

Sheena

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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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