Syntax in Because I Could Not Stop for Death

Syntax Examples in Because I Could Not Stop for Death:

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"played..."   (Text of the Poem)

This stanza may be read as a symbolic allegory for the natural progression of life. The image of playing children demonstrates the carefree activity of youth. The active role of the children deliberately contrasts with the passive role of the speaker, emphasized by the repetition of the past-tense verb “passed.”