Emily Dickinson and Dualism Poem Review by ResearchRiter

Emily Dickinson and Dualism
Analysis of Emily Dickinson's poem "Because I Could Not Stop For Death."
# 122835 | 1,250 words | 14 sources | MLA | 2008 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2008 in Literature (American) , Literature (Poetry)

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This paper provides an explication of Emily Dickinson's poem "Because I Could Not Stop For Death" using the explication to show Dickinson's dualistic attitude toward religion. In particular, the poem is used to show Dickinson's view of the promise of everlasting life for eternity.

From the Paper:

"In 'Because I Could Not Stop For Death,' poet Emily Dickinson personifies 'Death' as a gentleman who is kindly and shows the speaker civility. (Dickinson) Because 'Death' is such a gentleman, the speaker in the poem willingly follows 'Death' toward eternity. The speaker in this poem appears to believe in Christian doctrine gladly accompanying gentle Death in order to be granted everlasting life for eternity. However, despite this surface impression there are a number of clues in the poem that show Dickinson is not..."

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