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International Journal of New Developments in Education, 2020, 2(6); doi: 10.25236/IJNDE.2020.020613.

Metaphor Analysis of Dickinson’s Because I Could Not Stop for Death


Xiaoqi Chen

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Xiaoqi Chen

Guangzhou College of Technology and Business, Guangzhou 510000, China


Metaphor is the soul of poetry. Dickinson's poetry metaphor is rich in philosophy. In Dickinson's poems, metaphor has risen from the word level to the text level, and the selected “because I can't stay for death” is a typical example. With the help of the theory of textual metaphor and cohesion, this paper discusses the function of metaphor in the organization and cohesion of the poem, and tries to further understand the deep meaning and aesthetic value of the poem.


Textual metaphor, Discourse, Dickinson's poetry

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Xiaoqi Chen. Metaphor Analysis of Dickinson's Because I Could Not Stop for Death. International Journal of New Developments in Education (2020) Vol. 2 Issue 6:47-50. https://doi.org/10.25236/IJNDE.2020.020613.


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