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BECAUSE I could not stop for Death

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PostSubject: BECAUSE I could not stop for Death   Sun Sep 07, 2008 1:55 am

Emily Dickinson (1830–86).

Emily Dickinson is saying in her poem that death is as a welcoming friend to her. Since she was a recluse (person who doesnt like to visit many people) for most of her life, death was her only friend. Dont go bad-mouthing her poetry. She was one of the GREATEST 19th century American woman writers.

Time and Eternity

BECAUSE I could not stop for Death,
He kindly stopped for me;
The carriage held but just ourselves
And Immortality.

We slowly drove, he knew no haste, 5
And I had put away
My labor, and my leisure too,
For his civility.

We passed the school where children played
At wrestling in a ring; 10

We passed the fields of gazing grain,
We passed the setting sun.

We paused before a house that seemed
A swelling of the ground;
The roof was scarcely visible, 15
The cornice but a mound.

Since then ’t is centuries; but each
Feels shorter than the day
I first surmised the horses’ heads
Were toward eternity. 20

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