Write a summary of the Poem.”Because I could not Stop for death. by Emily Dickinson. Students should submit a summary of the literature assigned. A summary is an overview of the literature in the students own words and should include just the main points. It is important that the summary be written using the students own words and ideas; therefore, avoid the temptation of copying from readily available online sources. The summary should be just one good paragraph and should be 150-200 words in length.