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Analysis Because I Could Not Stop for Death

Summary: In this poem by Emily Dickinson, in the first stanza we find that death is personified, death has been given human attributes. Death is personified as a gentleman or a suitor calling on a young lady.

In this poem by Emily Dickinson, in the first stanza we find that death is personified, death has been given human attributes. Death is personified as a gentleman or a suitor calling on a young lady. This seems to say that the young lady has a date with death. This is shown in lines 1 and 2, "Because I could not stop for death, / He kindly stopped for me." The poet gives death the character traits of being kind, seen in line two. It even seems that the woman is somewhat flattered in the kind nature of her suitor.

In lines 3 and 4, "The carriage held but just ourselves / And Immortality." These lines give us the impression that `Immortality' is the chaperon for this two, the lady and the gentleman. The poem written in the 19th century shows us what the norm is; that is it would be very unbecoming for...

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