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In the poem Because I could not stop for Death by Emily DickinsonDickinson shows symbolism multiple times throughout her poem BecauseDickinsons father died this inflicted much pain on Dickinsontherefore she chose to symbolize and write about death in her poemsAlso Dickinson barely left her house during the last ten years of herlife therefore she isolated herself from society and chose to writeabout death and darkness due to her fathers death Because ofDickinsons personal agony that was inflicted upon her she expressesthis through symbolism in her writing Emily Dickinson uses symbolism multiple times in this poem At thebeginning of the poem Emily states Because I could not stop forDeath-He kindly stopped for me-The Carriage held but just ourselves- AndImmortality 426 What Dickinson is saying is that because deathwasnt upon her yet death quickly and unsuspectedly took her away foreternal life therefore she will live in immortality in heavenAlthough Dickinson does not state exactly what I interpreted above sheused symbolism to state what I interpreted to help the reader grasp theconcept in a deeper meaning Because symbolism helps the reader grasp the material better Dickinsondemonstrates this through out her poem Dickinson professes We passedthe school where children strove At Recess- in the Ring- We passedthe setting Sun- 427 Dickinson talks about the school she used to attend her friends that went there and Recess time thereforeas she was dying her life flashed before her eyes and she began todaydream about all of her past memories Then Dickinson says she passedthe setting sun symbolizing the end of her life because when the sungoes down they day is over so her life was over Dickinson grabs thereaders attention more easily because she displays symbolism varioustimes in her poem
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