Is Death Peaceful?

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"We passed the school where children played   
At wrestling in a ring;                                  
We passed the fields of gazing grain,   
We passed the setting sun." (from Because I Could Not Stop For Death)

This passage brought an image to me of Dickinson reflecting on her past. I saw death here as something peaceful and as a new beginning, not a harsh ending. The whole tone of this passage is calm and quiet. It doesn't show a dark side to me, just simple truth and awareness of her life. She's ready to confront death and is not afraid.

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