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THE WIND- tapped like a tired man

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Hillary Hellmann

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THE WIND- tapped like a tired Man Emily Dickinson Literary Devices Rhyme: Rhythm Theme Simile Implied Metaphor Apostrophe Tone: Music Mood Sympathetic Mysterious, Peaceful end rhyme- in the first, second, and third stanzas in the second and fourth lines.

The wind as a man.
Examples: "The Wind- tapped like
a tired Man-"
" his speech"
" his fingers"
" he visited"
" a timid man" "A rapid- footless Guest-
To offer whom a Chair
Were as impossible as hand
A Sofa to the Air-" "And like a host-"Come in"
I boldly answered- entered then
My residence within" "His speech was like the Push
Of numerous Humming Birds at once
From a superior Bush-" abcbdefeghihjklmnopq There is no set rhythm.

Although there are some cases of iambic tetrameter and iambic trimeter. We mustn't be overtaken by death, we must face the reality in front of us.

Companionship is something we all strive for.

We all want to be loved. Personification Emily Dickinson Life "tapped", "answered", "tired", "passed", "timid" Diction End rhyme is used. Can anyone find the rhyme scheme? Sensory Imagery 1st person
possibly poet Speaker One meaning of the poem could be that the whole poem itself is about grief . The narrator has experienced the lost of a loved one. "No Bone had He to bind Him-" also suggests that the wind has no definite shape. She tries to revisit him by thinking about the past memories with him. It is fine for a while, but then she must face reality that he is truly gone. The narrator only has the memories to hold on to from the lost loved one. That is why the last line states "And I became alone-". This also refers to the loneliness she experiences in her personal life. Implicative Lacunae The narrator is trying to reflect on the past memories, but it is extremely hard to do. This is an example of apostrophe because the narrator is talking to something that cannot respond back. Emily was born in Amherst Massachusetts. She was raised in a wealthy family and was known for her reluctant attitude towards guests. 1830-1886 Emily spent most of the time in her room writing poetry. She was also very reserved about publishing her poems, since only eleven of her thousands were published during her lifetime. The ones that she did publish, however were greatly modified to fit the poetic views of her time. "tapped like a tired Man-" - hear
"No bone had He to bind Him"- sight Dickinson, an american poet, is known for many interpretations of her poems. She is told to harness power by holding back. Another Translation The other meaning of the poem could be that this poem is about Dickinson's personal loneliness. Since she is notorious for being lonely. In this interpretation the wind is eagerly welcomed by Dickinson. The wind provides company for a little while before she feels alone once again. The phrase "tapped like a tired Man" suggests that there is a subtle wind, and the phrase "He tapped- 'twas furriedly" means a large gust of wind. The form of the poem is lyric because it expresses feelings of the narrator's grief and loneliness.

The poem is written in quatrains and is considered free verse. Form This is comparing the speech of the wind to the sound of a bush filled with loud, singing Humming Birds. The diction is smooth and simple that creates effect for the poem's meaning.
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