The Poems of Emily Dickinson - 1862 Summary & Analysis

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1862 Summary

In Poem 275 Emily professes allegiance to a friend by telling this friend that she would harass God until God let the friend into heaven. Poem 314 presents a beautiful picture of the idea of hope. In this poem Emily portrays hope as a bird that never stops singing. This hope is sweetest when the times of life are tough. Only a severe storm can drown out the sound of this bird's tune. The bird of hope can be found anywhere. Best of all, this hope never requires payment for its services. Poem 316 turns the idea of hope on its head. Emily writes about becoming lost after once being found, or saved. She indicates she believes she is now banished from heaven. She concludes the Savior has turned his face away from her.

In Poem 305 Emily contemplates what might happen if she were to kill herself. She...

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