Because I Coul Not Takend
Genres: Poetry, Lyric poetry
Subjects: Immortality, Death or dying, Life and death, Time, Cemeteries, Eternity
Death appears personified in this poem as a courtly beau who gently insists that the speaker put aside both “labor” and “leisure.” He arrives in his carriage, having stopped for her because she could not have stopped for him, and he even submits to a chaperone, “Immortality,” for the length of their outing together.
This death holds no terrors. Their drive is slow, and they pass
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