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  • Because I could not stop for Death
  • You're such a gentleman!
  • Paraphrase: A woman refused to die so Death came to politely take her away
  • It's real chilly out here
  • Connotation: Dickinson used personification while describing Death. Death is not a person and cannot act like one.
  • Cool sunset
  • Attitude: Throughout the story, the speaker keeps a positive tone throughout her "date" with Death. Ex- "For His Civility"
  • Shift- She goes from being comfortable with the temperature to chilly due to the cold Ex- "The Dews only Gossamer, my Gown"
  • Title- A girl who tries to avoid Death is visited by him
  • Theme-Everyone succumbs to death eventually but it doesn't have to be horrible.
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