She shows her gratitude for Death being so patient and gentlemanly by putting away her labors and leisure’s that once had her preoccupied with everything but her impending journey to the afterlife. The way she symbolizes her approach to her impending afterlife Dickinson creates a mood of peace and tranquility while she moves towards her eternity. This poem represents the three stages of life through symbolism; the school “where children strove represents childhood”; fields of grazing grain” was a representation of maturity; and “setting sun rep...
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