preview

Tell All The Truth But Tell It Slant Analysis

Satisfactory Essays
Truth is the central theme in "Tell All the Truth But Tell it Slant." Dickinson's not talking about telling the truth in response to "Who ate the last Doritos Locos taco?" She's talking about a larger Truth (capital T)—what is real and true on a deeper level. It's the "who we are and what we're doing here" kind of truth—why we make art, or why there is beauty or pain, etc. Although she doesn't give us any exact answers about what the Truth actually is, she does get across that it's big, powerful stuff, and warns that it should be handed out bit by bit. Otherwise we might be completely bowled over, blitzed, and blinded
Get Access