The Poems of Emily Dickinson - Summary 1881-1886 Summary & Analysis

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Summary 1881-1886 Summary

In Poem 1546 Emily writes about how little the human knows about the direction their life might take. Although humans often make decisions lightly, they may never realize how large of an impact these decisions may have on their lives. Poem 1566 also deals with the similar topic of the human's desire to know and control the future.

The Bible is the topic of Poem 1577. She states this ancient book is written by "faded" or dead men. The topics include the Bethlehem, Eden, Satan and sin. Emily believes that if the story were told in a more pleasant way instead of condemning, there would be more believers. Emily also addresses the idea of faith in God in Poem 1581. In this poem she insinuates that people who died in times past knew they were destined for the right hand of God. She indicates this...

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