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TimestampChoose your classYour HouseYour name1. Consider the main meanings of the word “stop”: “to come to an end; to cease to happen; to cease to perform a specified action or have a specified experience; to abandon a specified practice or habit; to stop moving or operating; (of a bus or train) to call at a designated place to pick up or let off passengers.” What do you think the speaker means that she could not “stop” for Death? What do you think she means that Death “stopped” for her? 2. Death is3. Do you get the impression that Immortality was already on Death’s carriage, or did Immortality get on the carriage with the speaker? Depending on what you think: What would it mean that Immortality was already in the carriage? What would it mean that it gets on with the speaker? 4. The second stanza moves the action from “I and he” to “we”: What does this union of speaker, Death, and Immortality imply? 5. Death drives his carriage slowly. What type of D/death is implied by this slowness? By Death’s “civility”? By his “kindness” in stopping for the speaker?6. What is the effect of personifying the fields of grain as “gazing” (looking steadily and intently, especially in admiration, surprise, or thought)? What are the fields of grain gazing at, do you think? 7.What happens when the sun sets toward the end of their journey? What physical effects does the sun setting have on the speaker? What could these effects represent? 8. What is the effect given by the speaker’s clothes? Her gown is “gossamer,” which literally refers to the “fine filmy substance, consisting of cobwebs, spun by small spiders, which is seen floating in the air in calm weather, esp. in autumn, or spread over a grassy surface,” and so must be made of very light, sheer, gauze-like fabric. Her tippet (a scarf or short cape) is made of “tulle” (a fine silk net). 9. What is the effect of changing the pattern of the anaphora “We passed…We passed…We passed…” to “We paused”? Is this “House” where the speaker gets off the carriage or does she continue the journey? 10. What is the tone of the poem? 11. The last stanza reveals that the speaker has been telling the story of her encounter and journey with Death from the point of view of Eternity. Looking back at the poem, what effect would existing in eternity have on the speaker’s tone? 12. Based on all the above, what is poem's central viewpoint or insight about Death?
9/24/2014 17:22:150858 (2:15)butlergardenerI feel that the title could have been, "because i could not stop for death, it stopped for me." As the speaker looks back into when she died after centuries have passed i feel that maybe when she actually died she wasn't to leave yet but death stills stopped by and picked her up. Now that she looks back when it happened centuries ago, she understands that her departure was her time to go, but she just didn't realize at the time. a driver making scheduled stops to pick up passengers.I believe Immortality was already in the carriage with the speaker. It means that you never really die, you only pass away to another life, I think the author believes in life after death.I think that when she referred to as "we" she finally accepted death and did not feel alone since death was acting like a gentlemen.

Dr. X: it does seem like an acceptance
I think it portrays that death is not suck a bad thing, since death leads to eternal life. The slowness allows the speaker to relax and given her time to accept her death. I think that the field of grain are gazing at her in the carriage leaving, like when people come to a funeral and see them off. When the sun sets, the speaker becomes cold. I think this is when she realizes that she is really dead and cannot turn back, like when the body warm and becomes cold at death. I think the speaker is trying to say that she felt that she wasn't ready for death, cause she had the wrong cloth on. It seems like a turning point, when the house means her grave yard, or the end of the line. Showing her that she is really dead so that they can go on forth to their journey of eternity. happy/ecstatic/joyful, sad/mournful, sincere/honestI feel that since the speaker speaks of her past while existing in eternity, she has had a lot of time to think about her death and her readiness. She talks like death was just a carriage ride leading her to a better place and next life, which was in eternity. Death is just a short trip leading eternity and should not be feared upon.
3/29/2015 1:18:215812 (5:45)ButlerKreationsi think death stopped for her means she got a chance to gather herself she had one last opportunity or she escaped death in total rather than her facing death in an instant death is the termination of a living thingbased on the scenario of the poem i visualize a female speaker dressed in her death gown in a coffin with in a carriage being carried away to a destination... since she speaks of immortality she is still living to be able to tell this story basically escaping death , that where she states death kindly stopped for meHe is death driving the carriage and we would be the female and death present within the carriage, he is death described as a character death is described as a character playing a role in the females story , the story is based on death im not sure about this , i think she is trying to describe a familiar setting the sun setting has a major role is describing the time of the story taking place so the sun setting the day is coming to an end and darkening as the night falls usually when we go to sleep im not sure about the gossamer i think she is describing either cob web it self or a fabric on top of her and her outfit seems to be what a female would wear in a coffin during time of burial in the 1980s when she mentions we passed she is describing the continuation of the story progressing and when she says house i think she has reached the end of her destination. a church or burial perhaps sad/mournful, somber/grim/graveobviously opposite of this one if she were to be existing in eternity compared to her on a journey with death death is real, it will happen, there no telling when it will happen, few people escape death by coming really close to it to able to live and tell her experience or death can be described as a sense of feeling and what its supposed to be like
3/29/2015 14:10:250858 (2:15)PLATHCOBAIN94I understand that death, death is a carriage's driver, he has no rush to take her to eternity. she compares death to a suitor. a “gentleman caller” (a man who visits a woman, usually with romantic interest) and the speaker is “going for a ride” with him.i think that immortality was already on the carriage with death, therefore death was picking up the speaker to meet with immortality. this imply possibly that she(speaker) has already accepted her faith and taking a last ride with death and immortality. I think that the speaker(she) is having a calm and peaceful death because he(death) has no rush to take her! he is compassionate to her!when the carriage pass through the fields of grains, these look back to her as she goes to her resting place. the speaker compares the sunset with the end of her life. the dews gave her chills and shivers meaning that her soul is leaving her bodyI think she is describing her outfit or clothes, and tulle as white. we passed.. means the journey toward the cemetery. We paused... means that they have reached the cemetery.thoughtful/contemplative, somber/grim/grave, ease/peacefulthe effect that eternity has is that she is at peace with death, because she knows death is guiding her towards eternity.the view about death is that it is a compassionate driver/guide to eternity.
3/29/2015 19:24:550858 (2:15)PlathcrystalI believe that "she could not stop for death" means she can't scape death.
I believe that with the term "stopped" the narrator wants to say that death was the one who waited for her.
a “gentleman caller” (a man who visits a woman, usually with romantic interest) and the speaker is “going for a ride” with him.I think immortality was already on Death's carriage from the begining because you know that from the moment that death comes for you, you will be expecting to live an eternal life where you can't die. Death and immortality are bond together.I think it means that immortality, death, her/him will be all together on the carriage, and by putting a capital letter the narrator wants to make us understand that she treats death and immortality as a person. In my opinion death is taking his time because there is no hurry to arrive to a place where time is nothing.
The narrator tells us that death is kind and polite instead of what we usually think of it.
I think the speaker wants to let us know how she feels by saying "gazing" like the time never ends and the field are immense, that she can't stop looking at it.I believe it means that night time is coming and the weather from hot becomes cold, this could mean also that death journey is coming to an end.the effect of coldness like she wasn't wearing enough clothes to protect herself. Is like she wasn't ready to die yet.

Dr. X: possibly, yes
I believe that the term "we paused" means that they arrive to their destination.happy/ecstatic/joyful, somber/grim/grave, defiant/resistantthe speaker's tone at the begging was happy and adventurous but at the end of the poem I find that the speaker feels sorrowful and pitiful.Death is not like we all think it is instead he is a kind person who enjoys doing his job.
3/30/2015 0:22:025812 (5:45)plathzen.mamaSince she could not stop for death, death ceased to exist in the eyes of the poet, who seems to be already physically dead but spiritually alive.

Dr. X: interesting.
kindI believe immortality boards with the speaker as it is her state of consciousness that she may be referring to. For immortality to already be in the carriage would mean she physically expected to die. To get on with the speaker might mean that she is always alive no matter her physical state.It may imply that death is physically realized by the reader and the afterlife is immortality of a non bodily state. Death drives slowly, means it wasn't a quick death, for example, a heart attack, or something that just happened. She dies from any long illness or any accident that she didn't die immediately, but she kind of sees her death coming up, slowly. Personifying the gazing as they can stare at the wind which is not actually visible but could be some form of the beyond.The speaker is referring to the sun as passing them as the sun spins on whilst they may remain immortally in union on one place in the earth. The spiritual form of one who has experienced death and is living on in the immortal afterlife overlooking the physical earth.I feel as if this is the house where she may have experienced death and is continuing the journey, so this carriage has brought her to the place where she realized immortality.somber/grim/graveA tone of wisdom and tiredness would be my best guess being that eternity is everlasting.

Dr. X: But wouldn't tiredness be a point of view of someone living in time (like us)?
That death is nothing to be feared rather it should be looked at as the end of one journey and the beginning of another.
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mizziethe speaker is saying that she couldn't except death but eventually she had no choice cause eventually death comes for everyonea driver making scheduled stops to pick up passengers.immortality got on the carriage with the speaker because with death there goes your whole life any kinda sense of being mortal.that they all accepted there roles in this passage.death is letting the speaker see the final glimpse of life.the way death is showing the speaker life in such sort since we all believe death to be a horrible creature.the sun setting at the end of there journey means that the speakers life is over and not its time for her to resther clothing show that shes gentle a calm person just accepting her faithjust showing life going passed the speaker and coming to a end. the speaker continues her journey with death.sad/mournful, somber/grim/gravethe speakers tone would be sad knowing that eternity is over and life as she knows it is over.that no matter how much we want to be immortal we are not and death comes for everyone so live your life.
3/30/2015 21:18:580858 (2:15)PlathFoodieDreamsNyI think she meant that she had no choice in choosing whether she was going to die or not because even though she didn't stop for death it stopped for her. I think the bigger picture is we have no choice in death because we are all going to die someday anyway.a “gentleman caller” (a man who visits a woman, usually with romantic interest) and the speaker is “going for a ride” with him.I believe that immortality was already on the cart with the speaker because she said the cart held immortality and ourselves. I think that by immortality already being on the cart it mean't that she already knew that she was going to die but it would be a good after life.I think that the speaker was becoming more comfortable with the fact that she was dead and she began to come one with her situation.I think that the speaker is saying that death is taking it slowly, not rushing into it, death is kind of polite. Death is not exactly what the speaker thought it would be. Im not really sure about this questionI think that she meant she was moving towards eternity, because there is nothing past the sun but the sky.From the description im going to say that her dress is thin and also it says that it began to get chilly which means she isn't dressed correctly for her journey of death. which could mean she wasn't prepared for her deathIm not really sure about this questionthoughtful/contemplative, somber/grim/graveim not really sure about this questionI think that the main point of the poem was to give us and idea that there is and afterlife after death, and we cant fight death when it is our time we should not fight it.
3/31/2015 3:35:310858 (2:15)Plath houseBonheur est cher<3the speaker means that she was to busy to stop death so in his civility he stopped for her.a “gentleman caller” (a man who visits a woman, usually with romantic interest) and the speaker is “going for a ride” with him.Immortality got on the carriage with the speaker but Wait, you're riding in a carriage with Death – don't you mean mortality?" So this is the first hint we get that the speaker doesn't think of death as The End, but as a step on the way to eternal life – an afterlife of some sort.

the sift from "I" to "he", that "We" might allow the reader to think the speaker has some control over the pace, but Dickinson quickly reminds us that "He" is the one determining the relaxed progress and that the speaker's just along for the ride. While we've already determined that the speaker is not afraid of Death, this slow pace still creates a feeling of drawn-out suspense in the poem and keeps us wondering what might happen.

When she describes the grain as "gazing" maybe she thinks the thicker tops of the grain resemble heads, or perhaps that the grain seems to stand still and just look at the carriage as it passes. The sun and field are much more general descriptions of the scene than the previous lines, yet might even have symbolic significance. The setting sun, for example, signifies the end of the day, but might also stand for the end of life. The fact that she is under-dressed for this journey also reflects that she is under-prepared. This stanza echoes what we discovered in the beginning line this is not her choice and she was not planning this trip with Death. The first instance was the beginning of the journey when Death stops to pick up the speaker. So we might guess that this second stop could end their journey. sad/mournful, fearful, angry/bitter/offendedeternityThe poem is about Death as a gentleman caller who takes a leisurely carriage ride with the poet to her grave.
3/31/2015 5:13:105812 (5:45)Butler GraceI think the speaker meant that they were to busy living their own lives, in their own ways and habits, doing what they needed to do , that they didn't have time to stop for grief, pain, death. They didn't have time to relinquish any control to anyone else. Death stopped for her because just like any human , pain and facing an end is inevitable. Everyone must face their mortality. Death sees no color, age, social class. death will get everyone. a driver making scheduled stops to pick up passengers.I believe immorality was already on the carriage before the speaker got on. I think this wasn't its first time picking up a passenger and escorting them to their eternity. This is death's job , and the speaker is just another person on their list . I believe it means that the speaker finally accepts death and gives in to her fate. slowness :means that we are all dying slowly , each day closer to an end
civility /kindness: means he has a regard for others. Death understands that this isn't an easy thing to deal with.
i am not sure maybe it means that her journey has come to an end. she spent all day traveling to eternity, her whole life traveling to this moment, and now it was time to meet her fate. it makes me feel like she wan'ts ready for death, he caught her off guard,
maybe she came from the grave ? ( cobwebs)
i believe this is where the reader ends their journey
the change in the pattern tells us how important this house was and that it had more meaning then the rest of the things the speaker had seen up to now
sad/mournful, somber/grim/gravei do not know Death waits for no one
its something that has to happen whether we want it or not
whether we are ready or not.
3/29/2017 1:07:40(2:15)BrowningKymberlieThis could mean death is in charge, she has no control or say of when she is ready. a “gentleman caller” (a man who visits a woman, usually with romantic interest) and the speaker is “going for a ride” with him.Immortality was already on the carriage , In both scenarios i think she feels she already has immortality in her reach. Either way she doesn't see death as the end.That the speaker feels involved and might think she has control of what is to come.Death is being quite the gentleman in taking his time for her That the grains were gazing at them rather the other way around.The sun set changes up the setting by creating a more darker feel. It shows that she is almost to her destination. This could symbolize that she is already dead. i dont know for the first part but i think it is where she gets off because it is time.happy/ecstatic/joyful, sincere/honesti dont quite understand.Death is not the "end" , it is simply a path to eternity so there is nothing to fear.
3/29/2017 3:57:59(2:15)Butler Fatima Rubyat the speaker was so busy with her daily life that she did not have any time for death. in the poem it seems like she and death went out for date and death is so polite that he came and stopped for her. in a relationship girls most of time act like hard to get. she did not have time to think about him but he was like a gentleman who would still stop and wait for his lover as he is supposed to do. a “gentleman caller” (a man who visits a woman, usually with romantic interest) and the speaker is “going for a ride” with him.Death comes with death. but the speaker also thinks that he came with immortality. she thinks after the carriage ride she will get immortality because immortality was already there. it tells that she believes in afterlife where there will be no end. they mixed them self together. after the carriage ride they became close that there would be no break up. its like a perfect relationship where couple gets married to each other after they make sure that they are for each other. she used the word we like there is no turning back and thats how she will live with them happily ever after. she was enjoying a ride with Death. The journey was slow means she knew that death is coming. these scenes suggests that the speaker was sick and was waiting for her end. but she enjoyed the time with Death.Death was polite and gentleman who did not force her or showed her any kind of rush. Death took his time and kindly stopped for her while she was enjoying her time with him.the speaker enjoyed her last times while she already knew about her end. At the last time of the afternoon speaker is riding a carriage with a gentleman by the grain field and she feels like the grains are starring at her and watching her to go away. they are calm but watching her leaving . those grains are like those strangers at the street who stares at you while you passing by for no reason. those grains are one of the audience who saw her leaving and does not give a damn about it like its a normal circle. sun set means the end of a day. This scenery could mean that one more day had passed towards death. or it could also means that the journey to the end just finished. her life ends there. The sun of her life set there.its her time to go back to her real home. she is dressed properly or she is groomed as like she is visiting some nice places.she is dressed nicely for a new journey. during 1800 cloths like spider web was popular for wedding dress. after marriage girls enter a new life new house. the speaker makes a connection between marriage and death. they passed many scenery together but at one point they paused the journey where she found out about her new home. after she enters the house her new journey to the eternity began. somber/grim/gravei dont know no matter what death would come.its a normal circle of life. there is a immortal life after death which will have no ends. the grave is our main house and the long lasting too.
4/2/2017 12:18:45(5:45)BrowningDavid SvensonIt means that only Death had the power to end the speaker's life, not the
a “gentleman caller” (a man who visits a woman, usually with romantic interest) and the speaker is “going for a ride” with him.It means that Death is immortal and that by joining Death, you are yourself, becoming immortal.It means that the speaker is now an angel just like Death.

Dr. X: I love it! Think about her clothes...
Death is not evil but simply a humble messenger transporting souls who have died to the afterlife.I think they're most likely gazing at the speaker and Death.The sun represents life, so by the setting of the sun, the speaker is acknowledging that the speaker's life is coming to an end.i dont knowThe house represents the gateway to the afterlife which is where the journey ends.sad/mournfulIt would be a calm but mournful tone.Death is a companion delivering souls to the afterlife. Death is not evil but rather compassionate.
4/2/2017 17:45:57(2:15)Because i could not stop for deathLayla Alghazalithe meaning death is her lover she is happy that death stop for her everywhere.
They stop at what will be her burial ground, marked with a small headstone.
a “gentleman caller” (a man who visits a woman, usually with romantic interest) and the speaker is “going for a ride” with him.that the death will die in the carriage there were not be any death after the carriage.first the death and her were separate now they are one thing togetherthe love for deathMore scene setting. They pass "the fields of grain" maybe she thinks the thicker tops of the grain resemble heads, or perhaps that the grain seems to stand still and just look at the carriage as it passesThe dew of night is setting in because the sun has gone down. She's now getting chilly because she isn't wearing warm enough clothing. That thin tulle!Gossamer" is used here to describe her gown as one of very thin and delicate material. "Tippet" is an old-fashioned shawl or shoulder cape, and this one's made of "tulle," which is silky and thin like gossamer.The fact that she is under-dressed for this journey also reflects that she is under-prepared. This stanza echoes what we discovered in the beginning line – this is not her choice and she was not planning this trip with Death
. The deliberate repetition of a word or phrase at the beginning of several successive verses, clauses, or paragraphs;
happy/ecstatic/joyfulhappiness and enjoy I find out the speaker has been dead for years and I're introduced to (and left with) this striking image of the horses' heads pushing forward.
4/2/2017 21:47:37(5:45)ButlerE.LozanoThat she was busy living life that she forgot that death comes for everyone. Until she realize that Death was there to pick her up and take her with him. a driver making scheduled stops to pick up passengers.I think that immortality was already in the carriage it means that there is no going back for death, once your are death "you'll live forever"I think the speaker changes because they were together now. Death got her and they were going to be immortal.I think by "drives his carriage slowly" means that she started to realize the bad and good things she did in her life and how she wasted time doing things that didn't matter instead of enjoying the things that matter. I think the speaker try to say that she remember her childhood and saw everything around her. Like a slow motion movie, seeing all her surrounds. That she saw the light, the sun was the light that make her realize that it was time. She was going to heaven. That she was nice dress to arrived to her destination. Delicate and beautiful.By "passed" she meant that she keep on seeing her past life but when they "paused" she realize they came to and end. Heaven.nostalgic/regretfulI think the speaker try to say that once you die you are "living in eternity" and you have the time to realize the time wasted. Aways trying to live in a rush without noticing that all the time has passed when there was much more to do.In my opinion the central viewpoint of the poem is that death will always come to you no matter what, good or bad death will find you and take you with his carriage.
4/3/2017 10:10:22(2:15)Browning/ButlerHai OuDeath is the fate of the arrangement, we are unable to control and change.
The only difference is our attitude towards death
a driver making scheduled stops to pick up passengers.The speaker doesn't think of death as the end, but as a step on the way to eternal life that an afterlife of some sort.The "We" might allow the reader to think the speaker has some control over the pace, but Dickinson quickly reminds us that "He" is the one determining the relaxed progress and that the speaker's just along for the ride.This slow pace still creates a feeling of drawn-out suspense in the poem and keeps us wondering what might happen.When she describes the grain as "gazing" maybe she thinks the thicker tops of the grain resemble heads, or perhaps that the grain seems to stand still and just look at the carriage as it passes.The setting sun, for example, signifies the end of the day, but might also stand for the end of lifeShe's now getting chilly because she isn't wearing warm enough clothing. The fact that she is under-dressed for this journey also reflects that she is under-prepared. This stanza echoes what we discovered in the beginning line – this is not her choice and she was not planning this trip with works to mimic the slow progression of the carriage. You can almost hear the echo of clomping horse hooves in the repeated phrase. So instead of feeling like this poem is at a standstill, we're aware that it's moving forward. thoughtful/contemplative, somber/grim/graveThe final stanza is full of surprising moments for the reader."Eternity" is kind of forward and it almost looks like they're pointing toward something.It's all about the speaker's attitude toward her death and what the actual day of her death was like.The speaker isn't scared of death at all, and seems to accept it.
4/3/2017 22:12:35(2:15)butlereliott figueroa jrWhat the speaker was inferring to about "she could not stop for death". is basically that she was not ready to go yet, plus she was not ready to die. so death saw that she may have been possibly scared to die. death took upon him self to show her some reminiscing memories of her past to slowly wine her into her death.
cleverly smarti think what the speaker was referring to when she stated immortality was
"Internal life" as what us Catholic and Christian believe in. basicly after death comes immortality.
i believe it means that once you die at some point that u will be alive again once u rise again from internal life.Even thou they are not ready to go, they are dying slowly. this can imply that the person that is dying is looking back at their past before they not surenot sure they wet threw all the good time of her past till it came to the end to which her time was up to die.thoughtful/contemplative the speaker tone on eternity would be happy because she would be living with god . that even thou death wanted to take her away he was nice enough to take her around before she was gone.
4/3/2017 22:46:14(5:45)ButlerJoseph Intriago When the speaker stated she could not "stop" for death, this may be a reference that death is inevitable and there is no choice as to when death is near. However, when she mention's that death "stopped" for her it shows an action of acceptance of her own death. a “gentleman caller” (a man who visits a woman, usually with romantic interest) and the speaker is “going for a ride” with him.Personally, i believe that immortality got on the carriage with the speaker according to the poem: "We slowly drove- He knew no haste". It's clear that the speaker was fond of life and they were having a difficult time of letting go and escaping death itself. The action from "I" the speaker and "he" death, implies that even though life and death are at a opposite spectrum's, one follow in the footsteps of others. Death is not the end to the life that was lived, but rather a collection of what was once lived and it will continue on through immortality. It can be implied that speaker is not afraid of death by any means. Her resignation that she lived a full life, suggests that she is not in a hurry of leaving just yet, The fact that she is impressed by its civility and kindness may be a reference that the speaker is content with the fact that there is no pain associated with her death. The effect of personifying the fields of grain demonstrate that the speaker is contemplating important events in their life. Perhaps a transition in a significant moment in their life. When the sun sets it announces the end of a cycle. In this case possibly death and how it can be devastating to the speaker. Perhaps, they were gazing at their significant moments lived that all of a sudden there is a disruption as to how life and death transition into immortality. The effect given by the speakers clothes suggest that the character seems to be prepared to accept her death, but yet she is lacking an element. The fact that the fabric is light goes to show that it will not cover her or protect them in their immortality. Their soul won't be perserved to some extend. The effect of the anaphora show's the progression of the journey until they reach the final moments of death. They pause to contemplate life in a standstill, but then the realization of death extends their eternal feelings of living on forever. thoughtful/contemplative, sad/mournful, nostalgic/regretful, fearful, defiant/resistantThe speakers tone would have omitted the feeling of intensifying the main theme. Existing in eternity is an idea contemplated, however the transition to the afterlife makes it difficult of accepting one's death. The personification presented throughout the poem would not have rendered it's progressive effect of the various stages in life. The contrast between life and death is unique. The central viewpoint is perhaps the life is short and death is long. Neither won't exist with another, rather they complement the way in which one perceives the afterlife.
4/4/2017 7:45:47(2:15)ButlerLuis ApoloThe word stop is being used as a form of moving foward into eternal life. Death stopped and took her there.. as she wouldn't have done the same and stopped for death.a type of Good Samaritan picking up a hitchhiker.Immortality was with death. It is another word to represent the after life (heaven)That they're all intertwined. Or as the poem states, they're all riding together. Death gave her a reasonable amount of time to live, which is a kind gesture for the speaker. N/AThe sun setting represents the final moments of her life. Physically it represents death. N/AShe continues the journey as she keeps on going with death. sad/mournful, somber/grim/graveIt would represent her leaving towards the after life and her tone rather sounds joyful about it. Death can be accepted and praised as a good person.
4/4/2017 9:14:04(5:45)BrowningBrandon MillanI feel the speaker meant she couldn't come to terms with the end of he life. That Death came to pick her up to show her that she couldn't run from it any longer.a driver making scheduled stops to pick up passengers.I believe immortality gets on the ride as the speaker passes through life. That them themselves become immortal during this ride to the after life. That death and immortality are one, as the speaker joins as the ride progresses. It describes a sympathetic death, he allowed the speaker to see life pass them slowly before he took theirs away. When it was her time, he stopped and showed her kindness despite them being reluctant. I feel that the grains are gazing at the speaker as they are leaving with death.I feel that the sun represents life, it is the speakers eyes to see the world. when it sets the speaker is going into the darkness of death. I think its suppose to represent the opposite of a wedding dress, a fine yet older outfit for her journey. When they are passing, they are riding through life. A place the speaker cant stop for. When the carriage stops in front of the house, I believe it was because the house was personal to the speaker. But I feel the ride continues the ride to a eternal life or after life. thoughtful/contemplative, ironicThe repetition of "we pass" indicates a long journey and the description of her gown, aging .That death instead of being a feared god, is welcoming. Giving the speaker a ride through life before taking them away.
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