by Emily Dickinson 1890

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This week in class, we’re reading "Because I could not stop for Death" by Emily Dickinson.

In Emily Dickinson's "Because I could not stop for Death," the speaker meets Death, personified as a carriage driver. This poem is a classic example of Dickinson's poetry - short, choppy sentences, packed with meaning and metaphor.

As we read, we will be discussing the theme of Death as it relates to the text. We are trying to answer this big question :

"How do people face death?"

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