Theme Of Because I Could Not Stop For Death

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Emily Dickinson personified death in the poem “Because I could not stop for Death” by representing death as a person.

“Because I Could Not Stop for Death,
He kindly stopped for me;” In this poem the speaker is communicating as someone who as seen both sides of life,the real life and after life. Because she could not stop for Death—“), death stops for her, hence it does what she could not do for death.. This deep thought that Death shows when it takes time for her enables her to think and gets time off from what she considered vital in her life, and put other things into consideration—“And I had put away My labor and my leisure too”—so they can just enjoy this carriage ride.
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He arrives in a carriage with Immortality to take the author to her grave. Death is formal and gentle, with the author telling us of “his civility.” The stracture of the poem and the personification of Death alludes to Dickinson’s comfort with the subject; she seems to regard death as a change in mind, rather than a total departure. The last stanza shows that Dickinson regards death as eternity, rather than a final end. In short, Death in this poem is not something to be feared, but should be taken as something …show more content…
He is neither frightening nor intimidating, but is seen as a courteous and gentle guide, which leads her to eternity. The speaker is not frightened at all when Death picks her up in his carriage, she takes it with a positive attitude as an act of kindness, since death had time for her. This is clearly stated, as it is “For His Civility” that she puts away her “labor” and her “leisure,”.In the next stanza we see that life is not so great, as this quiet, slow carriage ride is contrasted with what she sees as they go. A school view of children playing, which is emotional, is a simple show of the difficulty of life—although the children are playing “At Recess,” the verb used is “strove,” insisting on the pain of existence. The anaphora also used “We passed” also insists on the tiring repetitiveness of routine. The following stanza tells us on the other side of life—things become cold, the speaker’s dress is not thick enough to warm or protect her. However it becomes seen that though this part of death—the coldness, and the following stanza’s image of the grave as home—may not be a perfect scene, it blends completely, for it leads to the next stanza, which ends with immortality. Hundreds of years may not even be equated to a day. Because time is gone, the speaker can still realize, that death was not just death, but immortality, for she “surmised the Horses’ Heads/Were toward Eternity –.” By ending with

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