And We Stay - Chapters 16-17 Summary & Analysis

Jenny Hubbard
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In Chapter 16, for her French presentation, Emily’s job is to tell about a side trip the two girls will be taking to visit Terra. She is extra-careful to spend time with K.T. and express her appreciation for her friendship instead of writing poems. The phone in Hart Hall seems to mock her. As she reads Emily Dickinson’s biography in the library, the phone rings. It reminds her of her promise to call Carey.

Emily believes that Emily Dickinson’s beginning life on West Street as well as her view of a graveyard added to her melancholy personality. Emily has also learned that Emily Dickinson’s best friend and cousin died when Emily Dickinson was only fifteen, causing her to retreat into herself. It was at this point she was taken out of Amherst Academy and sent to live with her...

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