Because I could not stop for Death
"Because I could not stop for Death" is a lyrical poem by Emily Dickinson first published posthumously in Poems: Series 1 in 1890. (From Wikipedia)
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Because I could not stop for Death by Emily Dickinson
The first stanza contains
In the highlighted line, who is "He"?
Stanza 3 contains
Please explain how Dickinson's use of language impacts the poem.
Please explain how Dickinson's use of form impacts the poem.
From the first stanza, you can infer that the speaker is
This poem, first published in 1862, takes on one of Dickinson's favorite subjects, death.
In the highlighted text, the speaker is referring to the children's singing game "Ring Around the Rosie." Though the exact origins of the song are unknown. it is thought by some that the song is about the Black Death in Europe. How does this detail relate to the overall theme of the poem? (This annotation contains an image)