The Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson - Poems 214-311 Summary & Analysis

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Poems 214-311 Summary

Paradise is the topic of Poem 215. Emily asks what this paradise is and who lives there. She wonders what the people do in paradise, if they know where Emily is, and that one day she will join them in paradise. Emily asks if those in Eden wear "new shoes" and if they are ever scolded for being homesick or cross. The final stanza of the poem asks if God really does exist and if He will save her. Emily ends with concern that the other ransomed will laugh at her, but she is hopeful that paradise won't be as lonely as New England.

In Poem 226 Emily professes allegiance to a friend by telling this friend that she would harass God until God let the friend into heaven. Poem 245 is a poem of loss. In it Emily speaks of a jewel that...

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