Emily Dickinson's Because I Could Not Stop For Death

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In this poem, “Because I could not stop for Death” is about the death of a young woman. Emily Dickinson introduces death by observing and questioning it. Death happens when it is least expected. It is in fact that we all will die one day but don’t know exactly when. Although, death is something we are equipped for, especially being born, we are already dying. She is curious about death and shows how death is something she is afraid of. Dickinson uses personification, symbolism, and imagery to understand passing time. >>>This introduction is awkward and needs to be reworked a good bit. While you are correct that Dickinson uses personification, symbolism, and imagery, you need to connect that idea to the strength of the poem is presenting the theme of death, which you don’t do here. Dickinson demonstrates personification by referring to death as a man. >>>>In the personification of Death as a man in the topic sentence, you need to connect that to readers having a greater understanding of the topic through that personification. Although, death as a man isn’t used as something scary but kind. For example, Dickinson states that “Because I could not stop for Death” (1) meaning she wasn’t ready, “He…show more content…
For instance, “We passed the School, where Children strove” this symbolizes the memory of never thinking it will all end soon. There is a connection between the first two stanzas and the third, death isn’t symbolizing scary thoughts but kind and memorable thoughts. In this line “We passed the Setting Sun” (12), the sun setting symbolizes death because now the speaker is dead. The speaker is wearing something simple as she gets ready to come to a close, “For only Gossamer, my Gown” (15). Furthermore, when also describing what the speaker has on after she’d died brings Dickinson to the many use of imagery throughout the
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