Because I could not stop for Death— Questions and Answers
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How does Emily Dickinson treat death in her poem "Because I could not stop for Death"?

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In the poem "Because I could not stop for Death," Dickinson treats death as a person.  Giving human traits and qualities to nonhuman things and ideas is a common literary technique.  It is called personification, and it is a main literary technique used in this poem. 

In reality, death marks the end of a biological life.  It is a moment.  It does not...

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