Because I could not stop for Death— Questions and Answers
by Emily Dickinson

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Accepting Death Thesis? CAN SOMEONE PLEASE HELP ME COME UP WITH A THESIS? An example. I'll reword it or work with anything you can give me. PLEASE! I am writing an analytical essay on "Because i could not stop for death" by Emily Dickinson. My thesis statement is going to revolve around the speaker accepting death or, better said, 'comparing' the speaker to human beings and how WE all are not prepared for death, but at one point in our lives we all have to just ACCEPT the fact that it has to come.

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In "Because I could not stop for Death," the speaker does not really accept death until she has already died. An obvious implication of the poem, for the reader, is that death comes to everyone, whether they are ready for it or not. However, from the speaker's perspective, Death sneaks up on her, first appearing as a gentleman, then a seducer, and finally a journey.

In the third stanza, the speaker, Death, and their chaperon (Immortality) pass by a series of scenes depicting stages of life: school/childhood, recess, grain (and the foreseeing harvest in autumn), and finally, the setting sun. The children in the scene have yet to surmise their own mortality. Even the speaker notes that she did not fully accept or...

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