What is the speaker's attitude about the ride in the first three stanzas?  

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In Emily Dickinson's poem "Because I could not stop for Death," the speaker has a calm attitude throughout. The first three stanzas of the poem set up that attitude, as well as the action of the poem and its main metaphor:

"Because I could not stop for Death – 
He kindly stopped for me –
The Carriage held but just Ourselves –
And Immortality.

We slowly drove – He knew no haste
And I had put away
My labor and my leisure too,
For His...

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