The Poems of Emily Dickinson - 1860 and 1861 Summary & Analysis

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1860 and 1861 Summary

In Poem 157 Emily writes of her king, a king that does not speak. It is only at night in her dreams that Emily sees things that are hidden to her during the day. In the morning after she has had such dreams Emily wakes feeling victorious. If she has not seen these hidden things in her dreams, she notes that the following day the birds will not sing. Emily also notes that on these days she forgets to pray that the Father's will be done, and she is drawn in the way of her will. Emily equates this lack of prayer as being almost as bad as lying under oath in court.

In Poem 139 Emily writes about the mansions that have been prepared in heaven for God's children. These mansions, she writes, hold promise of being warm and keeping to hurts of the...

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