Posted by Sara on .
What's the connotation of "Because i could not stop for death" by Emily Dickinson?
This site may help you. Read the notes at the bottom.
I am not certain if I agree with those notes entirely. Her mind worked from a perspective sometimes rather dark.
Emily Dickinson was in my opinion the greatest of American Poets. It is such a shame that only after her death did we discover her genius.
It is also a shame that so often genius is associated with crossing the line of reality and sanity, as one of my great professors stated, genius is knowing the line between sanity and insanity, putting on foot over the line, yet maintaining enough control to move it back periodically.
With this in mind (the link I gave you, which is pretty much an accurate depiction of her), the poem theme takes a somewhat different alteration than the analysis originally presented, although that analysis was good.