The Poems of Emily Dickinson - 1876-1880 Summary & Analysis

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1876-1880 Summary

In Poem 1407 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 1395 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 1425 Emily writes about the affect her actions might have on other people. She states she hangs around just in case others need her, in case her...

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