We passed the School, where Children strove

from Emily Dickinson – Because I could not stop for Death (712) on Rap Genius


This stanza is a collection of her childhood memories, as Dickinson compares death with the lives of young children. The line also contrasts the darkness of death with the lightheartedness and youthfulness of children.

To help improve the meaning of these lyrics, visit “Because I could not stop for Death (712)” by Emily Dickinson and leave a comment on the lyrics box