• The first of Emily Dickinson's poems is a cry for a single man to choose for himself a lover.
• Emily points out examples of couples found in the universe to prove to the reader that being part of a couple is normal.
• Emily attempts to convince the man that being single is not natural and encourages him to pick the love of his choice, then treat her royally.
• In Poem 23 Emily talks about loss.
• Her losses include the loss of a piece of money, the loss of a bird, the loss of a star, and the loss of a friend.
• Although there are other birds and stars, these cannot replace the ones she has lost.
• In Poem 47 Emily seems to be writing of a lost love or friend.
• In the lines of her poem, she speaks to her heart, telling that organ to forget the warmth...
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