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Teaching Because I Could Not Stop for Death

Because I Could Not Stop for Death

"Because I could not stop for Death" is a lyrical poem by Emily Dickinson first published posthumously in Poems: Series 1 in 1890. In the poem, Dickinson personifies death as a gentleman caller who takes a leisurely carriage ride with the poet to her grave.

Emily Dickinson
Academy of American Poets

ESSENTIAL QUESTION:

How does Dickinson use metaphor to characterize death?
STANDARDS:
RL.1 - Meaning & Evidence, RL.2 - Main Ideas, RL.3 - Characters & Plot

DEPTH OF KNOWLEDGE (DOK) LEVELS:

2,3
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