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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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Conquering Death

Robert Browning's poem views dying as a victory

Back in February I wrote about a love sonnet by Elizabeth Barrett Browning. Today, I’m analyzing a poem by her husband, Robert Browning, who was also a famous poet. The poem is called “Prospice,” which is a Latin term meaning … Continue reading

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Everlasting Love

Elizabeth Barrett Browning's famous sonnet reinforces the concept of eternal love

Seeing as tomorrow is Valentine’s Day, I thought I’d pick a poem that has to do with romantic love for this week. It’s also a poem you’re likely familiar with, or at least its famous opening line: “How do I … Continue reading

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