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Emily Dickinsons poems Because I Could Not Stop for Death I Heard A Fly Buzz-When I Died and I Felt A Funeral In My Brain all acknowledge one of lifes undisputable phenomenons death Much of Dickinsons work showed her interests in mortality and in these three poems her interests in exploring death are evident Her curiosity lead her to the question of what happens after death Do you go to heaven to nothing or to a new life Because I could Not Stop for Death is one of Emily Dickinsons most famous poems Death in this poem is translated as a womans last trip headed toward eternity This poem helps to characterize and relate to death on a more personal level Dickinson makes death seem passive and easy which is different from most views of death being brutal and cruel The theme of the poem is that death is natural and unstoppable for everybody but at the same time giving comfort that it is not the end of a souls journey Because I Could Not Stop for Death starts to gives the reader a feeling of forward movement throughout the second and third stanza In Line 5 Dickinson begins deaths journey slowly which can be seen as she writes We slowly drove-He knew no haste The third stanza seems to speed up as the trinity of death immortality and the speaker pass the playing children the grain fields and the setting sun The poem seems to get faster as Life goes through its course but in lines 17 and 18 however the poem seems to slow down as Dickinson writes We paused before a House that seemed A Swelling of the Ground- She gives a feeling of life winding down In line 4 the word Immortality is given a line by its self to show its importance but the most significant way Dickinson expresses importance is by ending the poem with a dash stressing
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