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  1. Six quatrains make up this composition. However, the poem’s rhyme scheme is inconsistent.   Because I Could not stop for death Summary

    Six quatrains make up this composition. However, the poem’s rhyme scheme is inconsistent.

     

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  1. Anaphora- repeating a sequence of words at the beginnings of neighbouring clauses. E.g. We passed… Personification- a non-human object being given a personal nature or human traits, or an abstract property being portrayed as a human. E.g. We passed the Setting Sun Or rather—He passed us— Because i cRead more

    1. Anaphora- repeating a sequence of words at the beginnings of neighbouring clauses. E.g. We passed…
    2. Personification- a non-human object being given a personal nature or human traits, or an abstract property being portrayed as a human. E.g. We passed the Setting Sun Or rather—He passed us—

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  1. The central picture in "Because I could not stop for Death" is a chariot ride through a setting that symbolizes the various stages of life. The speaker appears to be recounting her voyage from after death.   Because i could not stop for death Summary

    The central picture in “Because I could not stop for Death” is a chariot ride through a setting that symbolizes the various stages of life. The speaker appears to be recounting her voyage from after death.

     

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  1. The second and fourth lines of each stanza in this poem rhyme, adhering to the ABCB rhyme system. However, they don't. Not quite. Words that sound similar but don't quite rhyme are known as "slant rhymes," and Dickinson is renowned for using them. i felt a funeral in my brain summary

    The second and fourth lines of each stanza in this poem rhyme, adhering to the ABCB rhyme system. However, they don’t. Not quite. Words that sound similar but don’t quite rhyme are known as “slant rhymes,” and Dickinson is renowned for using them.

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  1. Conceit: It is an often unconventional, logically complex, or surprising metaphor whose delights are more intellectual than sensual. The poem's conceit, which appears again throughout, is its most important literary device. The speaker makes a funeral analogy to describe how they are feeling. SimileRead more

    1. Conceit: It is an often unconventional, logically complex, or surprising metaphor whose delights are more intellectual than sensual. The poem’s conceit, which appears again throughout, is its most important literary device. The speaker makes a funeral analogy to describe how they are feeling.
    2. Simile: The subject of the poem is described by comparing it to another object or subject, using ‘as’ or ‘like’. For example, “A Service, like a Drum –“
    3. Alliteration: It is the repetition of the same sound at the start of a series of words in succession whose purpose is to provide an audible pulse that gives a piece of writing a lulling, lyrical, and/or emotive effect. For example, “I felt a Funeral, in my Brain,”

     

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  1. The speaker's slide towards lunacy can be seen in the phrase, "I felt a funeral in my brain." Both the speaker and the reader find the poem to be disturbing. The reader can feel the speaker's descent into madness and the fear that most of us feel when we think of going crazy. The speaker suffers theRead more

    The speaker’s slide towards lunacy can be seen in the phrase, “I felt a funeral in my brain.” Both the speaker and the reader find the poem to be disturbing. The reader can feel the speaker’s descent into madness and the fear that most of us feel when we think of going crazy. The speaker suffers the loss of self amid the turmoil of the unconscious.

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    Personification: Personification is a figure of speech where non-human objects are given human traits and qualities. Example- Or help one fainting robin Alliteration: Alliteration is when two or more words that start with the same sound are used repeatedly in a phrase or a sentence. Example- Or coolRead more

    1. Personification: Personification is a figure of speech where non-human objects are given human traits and qualities. Example- Or help one fainting robin
    2. Alliteration: Alliteration is when two or more words that start with the same sound are used repeatedly in a phrase or a sentence. Example- Or cool one pain,

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  1. The poem puts forth the themes of hopefulness, strength and courage. It is a imposing reminder that one must always be hopeful. Hope is not easily shattered. It takes a very sore storm to be able to discomfort hope. What is life without hope? Can we really imagine anything without hope? We hope forRead more

    The poem puts forth the themes of hopefulness, strength and courage. It is a imposing reminder that one must always be hopeful. Hope is not easily shattered. It takes a very sore storm to be able to discomfort hope.

    What is life without hope? Can we really imagine anything without hope? We hope for everything, regardless of how small or huge it is. We hope that we wake tomorrow and we hope to win against an adversity. Life is a very uncertain ride, hope is what serves as the belt that fastens us.

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