Why I Chose Emily Dickinson’s “Because I Could Not Stop For Death” Though all of the poems are interesting in both ways, choosing one to read in-depth was easy for me. I chose Emily Dickinson’s poem “Because I could Not Stop For Death” above all the others because I think I’ve learned the most about Emily Dickinson and her poetry during the course of this class. I think that no other poem or poet in class has made me feel this way. I’ve really warmed up to Dickinson and went from feeling like her poems were annoying and repetitive to seeing that her poems do a lot of things in few words. One, they show her history and her sensitivity. Two, they talk a lot about a lot of universal themes that everyone can hold on to and understand. Finally,...The end:
.....d upon one’s knowledge of English literature, literary terms and poetry. This is when one can start to really form a foundation for the poem’s meaning. Then, finally, I am a strong believer in understanding the world around the poem. This enriches the poem’s meaning by giving a historical context, an author’s life perspective or a perspective on the time period and poetic style. I think that the most pertinent of these things with Dickinson’s “Because I Could Not Stop For Death” was Emily Dickinson’s famously quiet and isolated live, which she lived but rebelled against in her poetry. Emily Dickinson’s “Death” is about living one’s short life to its fullest, and it took the process of reading into the poem to successfully find this meaning.