Because I could not stop for Death


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  • Paraphrase: Death takes her on a carriage ride around the neighborhood. Afterwards, years have come and gone but it does not feel that way to her.
  • Connotation: The connotation in the poem helps create the attitude of the poem with the word choice.
  • Attitude: The attitude in the poem would be stubborn because shes not afraid of death, and nothing can scare her.
  • Shift: The shift occurs in the 4th stanza when her perspective changes and starts getting scared.
  • Title: Because she would not stop for death, death in return had to go after her.
  • Theme: The theme of this poem would be that you can not escape death and that your not invincible.
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