For Death — or rather
For the Things ‘twould buy —
This — put away
Life’s Opportunity —

The Things that Death will buy
Are Room —
Escape from Circumstances —
And a Name —

With Gifts of Life
How Death’s Gifts may compare —
We know not —
For the Rates — lie Here —

Analysis, meaning and summary of Emily Dickinson's poem For Death — or rather

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  1. frumpo says:

    For the sake of gaining Heaven we deny ourselves certain opportunities in life. Is it worth it? It is hard to say because few pay the price.

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