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    Hello
    I think you are all familiar with the poem
    I couldnot stop for death by Emily Dickinson
    but I have some questions related to this poed
    -how does the authoe personify death?
    -I read about a combination between reality and imagination ,in what way in this poem
    thanks

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    hello
    Am really frustrated
    I was expected many people are interested in reading this poem and discuss it together ,to help me in the first place and to refresh your information
    please I wish I can see your comments soon
    thaks

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    Dear ms casiopea
    I usually see your comments on my question
    Am in need for your help or any other teacher very soon
    my reagrds

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    HELLO
    PLZ HELP

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    Default Re: Poem by Emily Dickinson

    Quote Originally Posted by hana
    Hello
    I think you are all familiar with the poem
    I couldnot stop for death by Emily Dickinson
    but I have some questions related to this poed
    -how does the authoe personify death?
    -I read about a combination between reality and imagination ,in what way in this poem
    thanks
    can you copy the poem here? English lit gives me hives, I try to stay away from it. I was pretty good at the comp/analysis classes but I tend to block that part of my life out of memory.

    if you can post it I might remember what it was about.

    -Nah-

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    Default Re: Poem by Emily Dickinson

    Hello
    first of all ,I should thank you alot to reply
    you asked about the poem
    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 no haste,
    And I had put away
    My labor, and my leisure too,
    For his civility.

    We passed the school where children played,
    Their lessons scarcely done;
    We passed the fields of gazing grain,
    We passed the setting sun.

    We paused before a house that seemed
    A swelling of the ground;
    The roof was scarcely visible,
    The cornice but a mound.

    Since then 't is centuries; but each
    Feels shorter than the day
    I first surmised the horses' heads
    Were toward eternity.

    can you explain it by words,images ,

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    If I'm understanding correctly, she's personifying death as a carriage-driver.

    However, I don't understand your second question. Sorry.

    -Nah-

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    Quote Originally Posted by hana
    Dear ms casiopea
    I usually see your comments on my question
    Am in need for your help or any other teacher very soon
    my reagrds
    Hana, you know I'd love to help you out, but I can't because it's a school assignment, right?

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    Ok- Death personified? Yes...

    Death is personified in the poem as a proper gentleman caller- also as this is the nineteenth century there must be a chaperone- this is 'Immortality'

    'The Carriage held but just ourselves and Immortality'...

    Death is being described- usually you would expect death to be described using words of fear, or even awe, but in this poem the speaker describes death as 'kind'.

    Also, the metre of the poem enforces a pleasent, soothing regular rhythm, promoting a peaceful effect, despite the fact that death is being described. This further suggests that the speaker is not afraid of death and is in fact quite content with what is happening to them.

    I think there are also hints of death being a romantic figure- gentleman caller takes her to a house (her grave) much like a bridegroom would take his new bride to their new house...

    hope that helped...

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