The Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson - Poems 723-804 Summary & Analysis

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Poems 723-804 Summary

In Poem 723 Emily uses the imagery of a stormy sea and tossed ship to describe life. The ocean has no pity on the ship or its crew. As the ship capsizes, all members of the crew fall below the waves where they are doomed to death. Poem 725 is a poem about finding home and comfort any place a loved one is located. Emily states comfort or pain, shame or pride, work or pleasure, imprisoned or free is all the same to her as long as her love is there. Any place this loved one is not found contains pain and misery for Emily. Even the praises of the heavenly angels would not lift her spirits in these sad conditions.

Poem 729 is a statement of undying devotion to a mysterious "sir." Emily states her affection will alter only when the hills change...

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