The Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson - Poems 805-1081 Summary & Analysis

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Poems 805-1081 Summary

In Poem 809 Emily writes about the nature of love. She states that those who are loved are unable to die because the emotion of love is immortal. The act of being loved turns people into gods. In the same way she states in her poem that those who love also cannot die. Love changes the reality of death by turning those who love into godlike creatures. Divinity also comes into play in Poem 823. Emily states that God is not interested in what things people have done while on earth, but the things they might have done had they been more godlike.

This book includes two versions of Poem 824. Both poems address the same topic, but the wording and imagery differs slightly from one poem to the other. In this poem Emily describes a coming storm. She writes the grass first starts...

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