American literature | Literature Criticism Critical Essay by Lee Winniford

This literature criticism consists of approximately 10 pages of analysis & critique of American literature.
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Critical Essay by Lee Winniford

”Disengagement from Process in ED's 712,” Dickinson Studies, No. 83, 2nd Half, 1992, pp. 38-48.

In the following excerpt, Winniford offers a detailed reading of “Because I could not stop for Death,” discussing Dickinson's handling of death and praising her intellectual acceptance of the poem's stark conclusion.

“Because I could not stop for Death—” is generally acknowledged to be one of ED's most remarkable poems. Allen Tate has gone so far as to state that “If the word ‘great’ means anything in poetry, this poem is one of the greatest in the English language” (22). A complicated piece involving several of ED's intricate images and suggesting layers of meanings and mixed themes, the poem has been...

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