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How Does Emily Dickinson Use Metaphor In A Narrow Fellow In The Grass

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Emily Dickinson could easily be called one of America’s most influential poets of all time. Born in 1830, in Amherst Massachusetts, Dickinson spent most of her time within the privacy of her family home where she wrote several poems, mostly describing nature. A Narrow Fellow in the Grass, is a poem about a snake, one of nature’s most notorious and feared creatures. Dickinson’s use of metaphors and other figures of speech in this poem were very intriguing all the way throughout, but a few stood out. In lines fourteen and twenty-three she uses very clever wording in a provocative manner to paint a picture for the reader and to evoke emotion. Dickinson throughout the poem describes the snake, and in line 14 she states “Unbraided in the sun.”
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