The Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson - Poems 504-599 Summary & Analysis

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Poems 504-599 Summary

Emily writes about a cat chasing a bird in Poem 507. In her words Emily captures the actions a cat takes when it first sights a bird, then as the cat tries to sneak up on the bird. Luckily for the bird, it jumps safely out of the hungry cat's reach. In the final stanza of the poem Emily writes about the cat's dashed hopes for catching the bird. She refers to the bird as "bliss," which revealed a thousand toes and then ran away on them.

Poem 511 speaks of longing for a friend. Emily tells the friend in her poem that if she knew when the friend was coming, she'd find ways to make the time pass more quickly. Emily states that if she knew when this friend was coming, even if it were months, years or centuries, she would wait...

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