look at with fixed eyes. The last stanza reveals My labor, and my leisure too, For his civility. My labor and my leisure too, For His Civility – We passed the School, where Children strove At Recess – in the Ring – We passed the Fields of Gazing Grain – We passed the Setting Sun – Or rather – He passed us – The Dews drew quivering and chill – For only Gossamer, my Gown – My Tippet – only Tulle – At Recess—in the Ring— We passed the Fields of Gazing Grain— We passed the Setting Sun— Or rather—He passed Us— The Dews drew quivering and chill— For only Gossamer, my Gown— My Tippet—only Tulle— We paused before a House that seemed The house may be interpreted as a grave that protrudes out of the ground. The Palgrave Gothic Series. We slowly drove, he knew no haste, And I had put away My labor, and my leisure too, For his civility. My labor and my leisure too, For His Civility— We passed the School, where Children strove At recess—in the ring— We passed the Fields of Gazing Grain— We passed the Setting Sun— Or rather—He passed Us— The Dews drew quivering and chill— For only Gossamer, my Gown— My Tippet—only Tulle— We paused before a House that seemed B) They are elements of life that the speaker wants to show Death. We passed the fields of gazing grain, pause. gaze. My labor, and my leisure too, For his civility. My labor, and my leisure too, For his civility. ... My labor, and my leisure too… the act of showing regard for others. Attack 158. We paused before a house that seemed A swelling of the ground; The roof was scarcely visible, The cornice but a mound. And I had put away My labor and my leisure too, For His Civility – What is the purpose of the words “labor” and “leisure”? Personification is one of the most obvious techniques at work in this poem. Since then 'tis centuries; but each interrupt an activity temporarily before continuing. Together, they ride past a comforting landscape and seemingly every-day life, until they arrive at a rather peculiar house. civility. We passed the school where children played, Their lessons scarcely done; We passed the fields of gazing grain, We passed the setting sun. For example, “labor” and “leisure” in the second stanza and “school” and “strove” in the third stanza. At Recess -- in the Ring --We passed the Fields of Gazing Grain --We passed the Setting Sun -- Or rather -- He passed Us --The Dews drew quivering and chill --For only Gossamer, my Gown --My Tippet -- only Tulle -- We paused before a House that seemed knew no haste/ And I had put away/ My labor and leisure too,/ For his civility" (lines 5-8). My labor and my leisure too, For His Civility— We passed the School, where Children strove. Downey D. (2014) ‘My Labor and My Leisure Too’: Wynne’s ‘The Little Room’ and Commodity Culture. It occurs when a poet imbues a non-human creature or object with human characteristics. Reservist 160. Read the lines from "Because I Could Not Stop for Death." My labor and my leisure too ... Elegy for My Father’s Father 153. We passed the school, where children strove At recess, in the ring; We passed the fields of gazing grain, We passed the setting sun. We passed the school where children played At wrestling in a ring; We passed the fields of gazing grain, We passed the setting sun. In: American Women’s Ghost Stories in the Gilded Age. My labor and my leisure too, For His Civility -- We passed the School, where Children strove. A) They are aspects of life that frustrate the speaker. The Trees Are Down 157. Death uses his calm temperament and … And I had put away My labor, and my leisure too, For his civility. Or rather, he passed us; The dews grew quivering and chill, For only gossamer my gown, My tippet only tulle. 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