Because I could not stop for Death— Questions and Answers
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Why couldn’t the narrator stop for Death in "Because I could not stop for Death?

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I think many of us have the same attitude about dying. We know we are going to have to die someday, but right now isn't a good time because we have so many important things to do. Or at least we think they are important. But death comes when it will come whether we are ready for it or not. I think this is what the speaker means when she says she could not stop for Death. But death knew better than she did. He was kind enough to stop for her because he knew she was tired and...

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