Analysis Of Emily Dickinson 's Poems ' Hope, The Thing With Feathers And Because I Could Not Stop For

Analysis Of Emily Dickinson 's Poems ' Hope, The Thing With Feathers And Because I Could Not Stop For

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No two poems are ever exactly the same. This can be shown in two of Emily Dickinson’s poems “Hope” is the Thing with Feathers and Because I could not stop for Death. If you take these two poems and compare them you will find some similarities, but overall there are a lot more differences that set them apart. She may stick to writing about topics she knows like life, nature, love, death, and religion but she makes sure that the detail in each one is different and unique. In “Hope” is the Thing with Feathers and Because I could not stop for Death there are difference in the speaker, theme, and imagery used throughout the poems.
The first differences in these poems are the speakers. A speaker is the person that is delivering the poem (Literary Analysis). It isn’t always the poet that is the speaker, and in one of her poems she has a speaker and in the other she does not. There is no speaker for Hope” is the Thing with Feathers. The poem doesn’t really give you evidence that it should have a speaker to it. The only time it points to being from some sort of perspective is at the end when it states, “me”. This story is suppose to be like you are the one who was stating this and not some other person wrote it. Even thought she doesn’t have a speaker, she wasn’t whoever is reading it to feel alive and remember that hope is always no matter what.
Although she has no speaker in this poem, that isn’t the same for her other poem. In Because I could not stop for Death there is a speaker. In this poem the speaker is a female that is dead. This story is written in first-person so it sets you up to know that it is coming from someone’s perspective. Evidence shows that it is a woman that is telling a story because she is wearing a gown. Also, sh...


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... would be stuck in anyone’s mind. Dickinson allows the readers to really picture this whole date in their head from start to finish. She uses all these detailed words that make one want to keep reading because one need to know how this date ends. Dickinson is really able to use detail to help oneself imagine this poem in their mind.
In conclusion when someone reads Emily Dickson they will be able to understand why Dickinson is such a famous poet. With just reading “Hope” is the Thing with Feathers and Because I could not stop for Death one can really see the work Dickinson went though to make each in every one of her poems different and unique in its own way. She uses different speakers, themes, and description words to help one imagine that they are there in the story. So grab a computer, Google these poems, and really get a taste of the best poems ever written.

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