Because I could not stop for death


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  • Paraphrase: A woman is picked up by a civilized death, taken through her life, and finally taken to her grave where she lives eternally.
  • Connotation: Death is represented as civil and kind. The author is happy when she looks through her life as she dies.
  • Attitude: The author's attitude is thoughtful and accepting of her life and her fate.
  • Shift: The shift occurs in line 17 where she finally reaches her grave and her eternal rest.
  • Title: The title means that the woman was unwilling to die, so Death came to her in a kind way.
  • Theme: The theme is that Death isn't a bad thing, and it shouldn't be avoided when the time has come.
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