Category : Emily Dickinson Because I could not Stop for Death

            <![CDATA[<span style="font-family: Times, 'Times New Roman', serif;">Emily Elizabeth Dickinson was an American poet who lived, for the most part, an introverted and solitary life. Dickinson was a productive closed-door poet: most of her poems were published posthumously, and critics now consider Dickinson to be a major American poet. Her poems mainly deal with themes of death<a href="http://lh6.ggpht.com/-PvC2NFZ-f_M/TtYrSZFCkrI/AAAAAAAAH6Q/5ybSdiuMnlc/s1600-h/wpid-img_a0507099aa1%25255B2%25255D.jpg"><img alt="wpid-img_a0507099aa1" border="0" height="169" src="http://lh3.ggpht.com/-KE_R-sSLapU/TtYrUa7TSWI/AAAAAAAAH6Y/DrIWI84Mq-A/wpid-img_a0507099aa1_thumb.jpg?imgmax=800" style="background-image: none; border-bottom-width: 0px; border-left-width: 0px; border-right-width: 0px; border-top-width: 0px; display: inline; float: right; padding-left: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-top: 0px;" title="wpid-img_a0507099aa1" width="148" /></a>h and immortality. The poem <i>Because I could not stop for death</i> is typical Emily Dickinson in its presentation of Death. Death is considered as positive, even desirable, feature of life as it brings immortality to the mortals. Contrary to the common perception of death as fearful and terrible, Emily Dickinson depicts death as a lover and a suitor that takes her to the land of eternity- a realm of timelessness- where she experiences ultimate bliss.</span><br />

The poem Because I could not stop for Death is in the form of a monologue and the speaker, a woman , communes from beyond the grave, from the domain of Eternity.Each stanza of the poem can be considered to represent a particular aspect: the first stanza shows the arrival of Death as a suitor at the woman’s door; the second stanza describes the journey of the two lovers; the woman and Death accompanied by Immortality; the third stanza presents the sights  on their journey; the fourth stanza brings the realisation of death by the woman; in the fifth stanza  the lovers arrive at the house of death; and the sixth stanza is located at Eternity from where the woman speaks of her journey and the attainment of immortality.Read More “Poetry Study Aid: Emily Dickinson: Because I Could Not Stop For Death”