Analysis Of Before I Got My Eye Put Out

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Sight, Vision and Darkness come in Threes Sight is one of the five senses that humans have. Sight is a powerful sense that humans have and sometimes it gets taken away. Emily Dickinson wrote poems about vision and sight. She was an American poet who poems were published by a family member. Emily Dickinson was going through a rough time with sight and went to the ophthalmologist a couple of times in her life. Vision and sight to Emily DIckinson are very consequential to her. She wrote two poems about sight in her life. The two poems are “We Grow Accustomed to the Darkness” and “Before I got my eye put out.” The two poems revolve around the ideas of sight. She also uses metaphors and nature to help clarify her thoughts with sight. Both poems…show more content…
Dickinson uses metaphors and imagery to tell us this poem. The imagery in this poem describes the world. The world is big and pretty with the mountains and meadows. Also she describes the sky with the sun and stars being up there and enjoying the sight of the sky. The metaphorical aspect of this poem is “Vision.” “Vision” plays a major role in this poem. “Vision” gets taken away and you are left with nothing bout the sights that have importance. She wants the visions back in person but it was ripped away from her and wants her sight back. The meaning behind this poem is she wants her sight back but also likes the remembering on those…show more content…
The reaction to her lost in sight is that she is tolerating the lost. The speaker is sad that she lost her sight but then she likes her memories in her head that she can vision in her mind. She feels that it’s safer to vision nature and the features in the world in her head but also likes to see in person to smell and enjoy with her eyes. I feel that the speaker in “We Grow Accustomed to the Dark” would react differently to the speaker in “Before I got my eye put out.” The speaker in “We Grow Accustomed to the Dark” is a little more adventurous and would go to these “The Meadows – mine – The Mountains – mine – All Forests – Stintless stars”(Dickinson,9-11) to go and enjoy with the other senses in the body instead of just remembering the memories in her head. The attitude toward sight for “We Grow Accustomed to the Dark” is melancholy and hopeful. In most of the stanzas, the speaker is remembering memories but have quite sad endings. An example is “As when the Neighbor holds the Lamp To witness her Goodbye – A Moment – We uncertain step”(Dickinson,3-4) it has a sad ending to it because she is leaving someone and is being precarious about where to go. The speaker begins to be hopeful in stanza 4 and 5 with “And Life steps almost straight”(Dickinson,20) because she is saying life will go one without having sight and it will be fine once you take risks. The speaker in “Before I got my eye put out” attitude

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