The Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson - Poems 1354-1669 Summary & Analysis

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Poems 1354-1669 Summary

In Poem 1374 Emily writes about comparisons. While a saucer holds only a little in the eyes of a human, it holds a feast in the eyes of a squirrel. To a squirrel a tree is a dining room. The squirrel has no silverware as humans do; they eat only with their lips and mouths. If humans could be found guilty of their obsession with minute details they would find the small animals, like the squirrel, are happier and more satisfied than most humans are. In Poem 1387 Emily describes a butterfly. Emily notes that even though the butterfly's wings are beautifully decorated, the butterfly still often closes its wings as if its decorations were not complete.

In Poem 1391 Emily writes about the effect her actions might have on other people. She states she hangs around just in case others need her, in...

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