Emily Dickinson Poem Explication

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This Dickinson poem is one that is indicative of sexual desire and passion. In the beginning of the poem, there is imagery of an experience between two lovers. The second and third stanzas are vaguer forming a metaphor of the experience with nautical language. Since Emily Dickinson was experienced at describing various events through one’s life in various, creative ways, this is nothing new with her poetry. Each stanza is a quatrain with just four short lines.

In each line of the first stanza, there are two groups of two syllables with the second syllable of each group being accented. In each stanza, the second and forth lines rhyme which allow a night of passion to be captured in just a few short words. The verbs are not as active as they
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