Character Analysis in Because I Could Not Stop for Death
Character Analysis Examples in Because I Could Not Stop for Death:
Text of the Poem 1
"civility..." See in text (Text of the Poem)
The speaker describes how she has ceased to engage in both work and pleasure in order to be polite to her courteous suitor. These first two stanzas deliberately subvert typical connotations of death and dying as negative and distressing, to instead portray the character of Death as polite and kind.