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"Because I Could Not Stop for Death," Vocabulary from the poem

April 9, 2013
As you read Emily Dickinson's "Because I Could Not Stop for Death" (etext found here), learn this word list.
immortality
The carriage held but just ourselves
And Immortality.
haste
We slowly drove, he knew no haste,
labor
And I had put away
My labor, and my leisure too,
For his civility.
leisure
And I had put away
My labor, and my leisure too,
For his civility.
civility
And I had put away
My labor, and my leisure too,
For his civility.
gaze
We passed the fields of gazing grain,
pause
We paused before a house that seemed
A swelling of the ground
swelling
We paused before a house that seemed
A swelling of the ground
scarcely
The roof was scarcely visible,
The cornice but a mound.
visible
The roof was scarcely visible,
The cornice but a mound.
cornice
The roof was scarcely visible,
The cornice but a mound.
mound
The roof was scarcely visible,
The cornice but a mound.
century
Since then 't is centuries
surmise
but each
Feels shorter than the day
I first surmised the horses’ heads
Were toward eternity.
eternity
but each
Feels shorter than the day
I first surmised the horses’ heads
Were toward eternity.

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