The Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson - Poems 312-412 Summary & Analysis

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Poems 312-412 Summary

In Poem 318 Emily describes a sunrise and sunset in Amherst. She describes the sunrise as ribbons unfolding as squirrels run to tell the news. She describes the sunset as a purple stile or steps, with yellow-colored children climbing over it.

Poem 324 tells about Emily's Sunday routine. While others in her village go to church she stays at home and communes with God in nature. Instead of the bells and ornamentation of a large church Emily's music is that of a bird. She hears a sermon from God Himself and even notes that He never preaches a long time. Emily believes that this time with God in nature is more beneficial to her because she is experiencing heaven day by day instead of waiting for it after life is through.

In Poem 339 Emily writes of how she tends her garden in honor...

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