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Throughout the history of human kind there have existed a significant number of poets who did not care to write about happy things Rather they concerned themselves with unpleasant and sinister concepts such as death Fascination and personification of death has become a common theme in poetry but very few poets mastered it as well as Emily Dickinson did Although most of Dickinsons poems are morbid a reader has no right to overlook the aesthetic beauty with which she embellishes her dark art It is apparent that for Dickinson death is more than an event which occurs at least once in a lifetime of every being For her death is a person who will take her away with Him when the right time comes and if she cannot stop for Him He will kindly stop for her Thus Dickinsons poem Because I could not stop for Death not only makes this vague concept more concrete and creates a very vivid image of death but also makes us realize that when He comes there will not be much time to say goodbye to the things that were once near and dear to you so we should not take them for granted but cherish them while we are still alive Moreover her tranquil tone underscores the uselessness of running away from fate Therefore when He comes we should be ready to step into His carriage and not be afraid He is only a part of our lives Even though different people meet Him at different times in their lives Death is inevitable It is a phenomenon that will occur whether a person wants it or not Emily Dickinson suggests that when it comes we should not indulge in fighting Him rather we should come along slowly and smoothly looking back at what we are leaving behind We slowly drove He knew no haste And I had put away My labor and my leisure too For His
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