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Because I could not stop for Death

Because I could not stop for Death

  

by Emily Dickinson

Analysis: Tough-O-Meter

(4) Base Camp

You can probably leave the ice pick at home. The action in this poem is pretty straightforward. The real meat is the comparison of death to a date in a carriage ride, and the calm attitude of the speaker. Make sure you keep your hiking boots on, though, because the ending is a little bit of a shock.

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