Published on 16 Mar P. Association Having disposed of the first public institution in Cowra with which I was intimately associated from its inception to a comparatively recent date, I will now hark back and refer to the origin and progress of the second body for which I was primarily responsible from the date of its inception over a long course of years.
She uses personification to portray Death and Immortality as characters. Her familiarity with Death and Immortality at the beginning of the poem causes the reader to feel at ease with the idea of Death.
However, as the poem progresses, a sudden shift in tone causes readers to see Death for what it really is, cruel and evil. Below are two analytical interpretations of the poem. The pleasant tone of the poem further suggests that the author is quite comfortable with death.
She is in the carriage with death and immortality.
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This further reveals that the author has come to terms with her own mortality. She has set down all she wanted to do in life, and willingly entered the carriage with Death and Immortality. She may be aware that had she not gone willingly, they would have taken her captive nonetheless, but this does not seem to alter her perception of the two characters as kind, thoughtful, and even gentle.
This is portrayed as Death drives slowly for her, allowing her to reminisce. He takes her through the course of her life with a slow and patient ride.
Immortality rides along, but is silent. Then they pass the setting sun. The sunset is beautiful and gentle, and the passing from life to eternity is portrayed as such. Or rather, he passed us; The dews grew quivering and chill, For only gossamer my gown, My tippet only tulle There is a sudden shift in tone in the fourth stanza.
Suddenly, now that the sun has set, the author realizes that she is quite cold, and she shivers. Then she becomes aware that she is under dressed. Prior to this moment of realization, the author felt quite comfortable with Death and Immortality.
In the first through third stanzas, the author is on close affectionate terms with Death and Immortality. Describing Death as a gentleman suitor who is kind and civil, she shows no shame at being under dressed.
However, when the sun sets, and the cold damp sets in, she becomes aware of her inappropriate attire. The tone becomes one of disappointment, as the author realizes that death is not all she thought it would be. Now, as the sun has set on her life, and she is standing before her new forever home, disappointment sets in.
Death was kind and gentle, like a gentleman suitor. He lured her in with grandiose promises of eternity. Now that she sees her small, damp, eternal home, she feels cheated. Historical Context Because I could not stop for Death was published inand believed to be written between and The Dickinson Properties.
These are the years in which Emily Dickinson wrote most intensely. It is easy to see why she felt familiar with death. Dickinson also lived near a cemetery, so she watched many people, even loved ones riding in a hearse to their final resting places.
This is a likely inspiration for the setting of this poem. In times of sorrow, she would likely have heard sermons about salvation, paradise, and mansions waiting in eternity. Because I could not stop for Death makes it very clear that the author, at some point in her life, viewed death as something sweet and gentle.
She welcomed death, perhaps because of the idea that she would be only passing from this life to somewhere better. This is portrayed in the first stanza of the poem when the author begins her ride with Death, viewing him as a welcome and familiar friend.
She is calm and reflective as she passes by the school children and the grain field. In the end, she believed the grave was her final resting place The Dickinson Properties.
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