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  • Created on: 16-02-13 16:29
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  • Because I could not stop for Death
    • Stanza 1
      • "He kindly stoped for me" The perfect gentleman
      • "The carriage held but just Ourselves" - Her journey to death; the beginging of afterlife
      • "And Immortality" The chaperone
      • Death is personified as a gentleman that's taking her for a ride
    • Stanza 2
      • "We slowly drove" death is control but doesn't slow down
      • "For His Civility" Death is too polite and charming - He's distracted Personification
      • "And I had put away" - She's given up thinking about her work and thinking about her "labor" and "leisure"
    • Stanza 3
      • "We passed the Fields of Gazing Grain" Emphasises that a boundary is being crossed.
      • "in the Ring"  - Progression of life, from youth to old age. COuld suggest that her life is flashing before her eyes
    • Stanza 4
      • "quivering and chill" - The dampness and coldness is emphasised by  aliteration and by the icy "i" sounds - Metaphor to the coldness associated with death
      • "Gossamer, my Gown". She's cold as a corpse because she's underprepared
    • Stanza 5
      • "We paused before a house". Her final resting place, her journey is over . Last stop is grace
      • "The roof was scarcely visable" She doesnt need to see the whole thing to know that it exists, she believes it
    • Stanza  6
      • "Since then"  past to present tense, she's looking back on a previous experience. The speaker is dead, she's speaking to us from eternity
      • "Were toward eternity" no closure or end. Could suggest that death leads to immortality

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