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- Created on: 01-01-19 13:37
Themes, Metaphors and Symbols
The speaker is talking about a carriage ride with Death personified. She is busy and 'could not stop for Death', so he 'kindly stopped' for her. They travel in a 'Carriage' past scenes of her childhood until she grows cold in her grave.
Death is made to sound almost as if he is courting the woman by taking her on a carriage ride. This resonates with some denominations of Christianity where women are described as 'brides of Christ'. This image is linked to the woman's clothing- 'Gossammer' and 'Gown' are typical wedding clothes.
Stages of life (stanza…