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Essay on Emily Dickenson Themes of Death

Because I could not stop for Death --

The Carriage held but just Ourselves --

We passed the School, where Children strove

We passed the Fields of Grazing Grain --

The Dews drew quivering and chill --

We paused before a House that seemed

Since then -- 'tis Centuries -- and yet

I heard a Fly buzz -- when I died --

Was like the Stillness in the Air --

The Eyes around -- had wrung them dry --

For that last Onset -- when the King

I willed my Keepsakes -- signed away

With Blue -- uncertain stumbling Buzz --

And then the Windows failed -- and then

Kept treading -- treading -- till it seemed

Kept beating -- beating -- till I thought

With those same boots of lead, again.

And I and Silence some strange Race ... Continues...

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