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Emily Dickinsons poem Because I could Not Stop for Death is one of her most discussed and famous poems due to its ambiguous particular and different view on the popular subject of death Death in this poem is told as a womans last trip which is headed to eternity This poem helps to characterize and bring death down to a more personal level Different from the more popular views of death such as Death being brutal and cruel Dickinson makes death seem passive and easy The theme of the poem being that death is natural and unstoppable for everybody but that death at the same time is not the end of a souls journey The reader can recognize the poems theme by analyzing its voice imagery figures of speech form diction and especially symbolism all of which help the reader to understand the poems meaning I had never been the type of person to pick up a poem and read it on my own free will Well Im not going to lie and tell you that I just simply love poems but I will say that some are better than others It wasnt until I was introduced to Emily Dickinsons poetry that I started to appreciate it It was my junior year in highschool in my computer graphics class that I was assigned to build a web page about American Literature I perused through several web sites about American Literature until I finally found an Emily Dickinson web site As I read her poems I realized that her poems are different not only are they profound but I could actually understand her poems She writes about things in different ways that I had never considered possible Such is the case of Because I could Not Stop for Death in which she makes death into a womans last journey In accomplishing this magical and almost fairytale like mood she uses many different techniques First of all
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