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

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Comment 33 of 423, 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 423, 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 423, 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 423, 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
Comment 29 of 423, 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 423, added on April 19th, 2005 at 8:21 PM.

I love this poem. It's fantastic

Keelin from United States
Comment 27 of 423, 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 423, 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 423, 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

Student from United States
Comment 24 of 423, 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

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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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