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“Because I Could Not Stop For Death” by Emily Dickinson

A poem that describes an encounter with mortality

“Because I could not stop for death He kindly stopped for me The carriage held but just ourselves And immortality.” Emily Dickinson, born in 1830, was in many ways a living contradiction. She was raised in a Calvinist, orthodox, conservative … Continue reading

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Death as a Journey

Emily Dickinson's poem offers a peaceful look at death

I’ve been looking a lot at writers’ views on death itself lately, but not as much at what happens after death. Emily Dickinson offers her take on the afterlife in “Because I could not stop for Death,” arguably her most … Continue reading

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