Because I Could Not Stop For Death

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In the poem, Because I could not be stopped for Death, Emily Dickinson personifies the Death as gentleman. She describes the death as a man to lead readers to relate to the literature. Throughout the poem, she keeps narrating and uses a technic, imagery. She also uses the word, Death, to show the mortality and immortality. These things play significant roles in the poem because it makes readers think how the author writes about the Death. Beginning of the poem, Emily immediately shows that the poem is about the death: "Because I could not stop for Death—/ He kindly stopped for me” (1-2). The death is described as a natural thing that the speaker doesn’t have any choice to avoid it, morality. The speaker seems to not be afraid of the death.…show more content…
The speaker says the sun as “He” and it passes them. It shows the sun, warm and light is gone, and there is getting darker and colder. She explains what we wears and they are very thin which cannot make her warm. She starts feeling cold after the sun passes, in contrast she feels warm and seems peaceful when she sees the places. This stanza shows reader to recognize where she is going to. At the end of the journey, they paused at a house seemed a swelling of the ground. This seems second stop of the journey but it’s actually last stop. Therefore, readers can exactly know she is going to die. She just starts to explain the house that is hard to see a roof and the cornice underground. The swelling of the ground and the house mean a tomb, which she is buried at. She says that she was buried centuries ago, but she feels like it was shorter than a day. The conclusion makes reader surprised because readers thought she was going to die but actually she already died and all the memories happened long time ago. At the end of the poem, she depicts the horse’s head as toward eternity. If the journey was an incident a centuries ago, but she feels it less than a day, it seems she rides a carriage and sees the place every day which indicates the
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