In the first few lines of Dickinson’s poem, she invites the reader to reflect with her on the passing of time during one’s life while we are still alive: “Because I could not stop for Death – / He kindly stopped for me –“ (Dickinson). In effect, she says that her life was so busy that she simply had no time to think about death. Nobody knows the day of their death and we continue to live our lives day-to-day hoping that we will still be alive when we wake up the next day. One cannot wait for death to come when he/she is “ready” to embrace it; it just simply arrives at some point in our lives. Dickinson then “dies” and shows the reader that time is eternal after death:
“We slowly drove – He knew no haste
And I had put away
My labor and my leisure too,
For His... [continues]
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