Emily Dickinson Because He Knew No Haste Analysis

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Emily Dickinson is one of the best known American poets, famous for her perception of death through poems, including a poem entitled Because I could not stop for Death. Because I could not stop for Death was written as a reflection of life or better yet the historic journey of life. The speaker of Because I could not stop for Death is presented as a female who was accompanied by Death on her journey to her grave. Dickinson’s description of Death was a gentleman because the speaker was too busy so Death “kindly stopped for me” (2). In the second stanza, Dickinson recognized Death as considerate and patient when she stated, “He knew no haste” (5). Continuing on, the third stanza was a moment of reminiscing for the speaker, starting with her childhood
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