Emily Dickinson Essay

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Emily Dickinson Emily Dickinson was a poet in the mid-eighteen hundreds. She mostly lived as a homebody, but was not an introvert. She had friends and liked to talk to people, so she was usually lonely, because she liked to stay at home. Many of her poems are about her loneliness and isolation. One poem that shows her lonesomeness is “The Loneliness One dare not sound”. Another one of her poems is called “I like to see it lap the Miles”. Also, the poem “If You Were Coming in the Fall” talks about a man that left her and how she lost him (“Emily Dickinson”). These three poems show how great of a poet Emily Dickinson was. Also, these three poems show how well rounded of a poet she was when it came to themes; loneliness, nature, and lost …show more content…
Dickinson explains in line nine that “The Horror” should not be acknowledged. If she accepts her fear then it will become reality and that is one thing that she does not want. The tone of this poem is depressing and gives the reader a sense of hopelessness. Like it’s not even worth trying. She is expressing through this poem just how lonesome she is in her house and how, even if she tries, she will always be alone. On a different tone, the poem “I like to see it lap the Miles”, written in eighteen sixty-two, is a bit less depressing than “The Loneliness One dare not sound”. At first look the reader might think that the “it” Dickinson is talking about is a river, but in actuality “it” is a train. By Dickinson saying lines like: “And stop to feed itself at Tanks –” (3) and “Then – punctual as a Star” (15) makes it clear that what she is talking about is a locomotive. This poem is pretty straight forward compared to the earlier poem, but it also has its profound moments. It seems Dickinson was enjoying nature while watching a train pass by. She talks about how she enjoys watching the train by saying: “I like to see it lap the Miles –” (1). Dickinson gives the train a personality and makes the reader perceive the locomotive as an animal, because of how she says:
Complaining all the while
In horrid – hooting stanza –
Then chase itself down the Hill – (11-13)
In line thirteen Dickinson is starting to show some loathing toward the train by saying that the train is like

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