Because I could not stop for Death— Questions and Answers
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What are the school and fields a reminder of in the poem "Because I Could Not Stop for Death?"  

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In this haunting poem by Emily Dickinson , the speaker is a woman who takes a carriage ride with Death and Immortality to her eternal home, the grave. After the woman gets picked up, the carriage ride proceeds slowly. Stanza three details some of the sights the woman sees on the way to the graveyard: a schoolyard, grain fields, and the setting sun. The first two of these stand for the woman's life, the school yard representing her childhood and the fields of grain representing her adulthood. In stanza two, she states she had put away "my labor and my leisure too."...

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