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Presentation of "Because I could not stop for Death" By: Emily Dickinson

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Transcript of Presentation of "Because I could not stop for Death" By: Emily Dickinson

Stanza 1 Stanza 2 Stanza 3 Stanza 5 Stanza 6 Stanza 4 Works Cited: Because I could not stop for Death -
He kindly stopped for me -
The Carriage held but just Ourselves -
And Immortality. We slowly drove - He knew no haste
And I had put away
My labor and my leisure too,
For His Civility - We passed the School, where Children strove
At Recess - in the Ring -
We passed the Fields of Gazing Grain -
We passed the Setting Sun - Or rather - He passed Us -
The Dews drew quivering and chill -
For only Gossamer, my Gown -
My Tippet - only Tulle - We paused before a House that seemed
A Swelling of the Ground -
The Roof was scarcely visible -
The Cornice - in the Ground - Since then - 'tis Centuries - and yet
Feels shorter than the Day
I first surmised the Horses' Heads
Were toward Eternity. Presenting "Because I could not stop for Death"
By: Emily Dickinson What "Worked" For Me: Every poet uses a literary tool when writing their poem. Wither it be diction, tone, imagery, allusion, or meaning.Many poets use all of the above to get the true meaning and understanding across to the reader. In Emily Dickinson's, "Because I could not stop for Death", all of the literary tools above were used to get the meaning of her poem across. The literary tool that she used that stood out to me was diction and imagery. Dickinson's use of vocabulary and imagery keeps the reader on the edge of their seat. The use of vocabulary she uses may become confusing at times but it shows a variety of ways to describing what is going on in her poem. Imagery also stood out to me, while she was describing her surroundings, because she used specific details to bring the setting to life for the reader. Relating Emily Dickinson's Literary Reputation To Her Poem: "Because I could not stop for Death" Emily Dickinson, an 1800s American poet, had a literary reputation that consisted of many qualities. These include her poetic subject of death and her style of writing poetry. Emily Dickinson wrote many of her poems about death. She also used a unique style of writing by placing a hyphen at the end of varies lines in each stanza. Another unique style that is found in her poetry is varies words have the first letter capitalized in each line. Meryl, Streep, perf. Emily Dickinson- Because I Could Not Stop For Death. 2012. Web. 3 Dec 2012. <http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3x-6wfPk-zo>.
Shmoop Editorial Team. "Because I could not stop for Death: Stanza Summary" Shmoop.com. Shmoop University, Inc., 11 Nov. 2008. Web. 3 Dec. 2012.
WikiaWeb. 3 Dec 2012. <http://emilydickinsonspoemsofdeath.wikia.com/wiki/Because_I_could_not_stop_for_death>.
Emily Dickinson Tombstone. N.d. "This is my letter to the world..", Amherst, MA. Web. 3 Dec 2012. <http://dickinsonemily.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoid=30926174>.
Because I could not stop for Death. N.d. WikipediaWeb. 3 Dec 2012. <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Because_I_could_not_stop_for_Death_—>.
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