Emily Dickerson Poem (409)

In the poem by Emily Dickerson, she talks about her path within society and how along with her path she made for herself it became a lonely one. She didn’t want to fall within the path of greed and falling in love with objective things.  Through the diction of “divine”, and  “chariots-pausing-at her low gate-” this represents the denial of being like every other rich folk.  She refers to her soul as a stone because her shutting people out made her heart heavy. That’s why she said, ” Shut the doors”.  This poem represents one of the hardships that she faced through her life.

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