"Because I could not stop for Death" is a lyrical poem by Emily Dickinson first
published posthumously in Poems: Series 1 in 1890. The poem is about the poet
In a letter to Abiah Root, Dickinson once asked, “Does not Eternity appear
dreadful to you . . . I often get thinking of it and it seems so dark to me that I almost
Because I could not stop for Death – / He kindly stopped for me – / The Carriage
held but just Ourselves – / And Immortality.
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“Because I Could Not Stop for Death” is a lyric poem on the theme of death. The
contains six stanzas, each with four lines. A four-line stanza is called a quatrain.
Because I Could Not Stop for Death. Because I could not stop for Death, He
kindly stopped for me; The carriage held but just ourselves. And Immortality.
There are a few curious and remarkable poems representing a mixed theme, of
which ["Because I could not stop for Death"] is perhaps the finest example.
Complete summary of Emily Dickinson's Because I could not stop for Death—.
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Feb 26, 2009 ... 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 ...