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At the end of the first quatrain, the speaker announces that “The Carriage held but just Ourselves / and Immortality” (3-4).

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Strikingly, the poem’s imagery is more conceptual than physically detailed:

Because I could not stop for Death
He kindly stopped for me
The Carriage held but just Ourselves
             And Immortality. (1-4)