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She sweeps with many color brooms
Transcript of She sweeps with many color brooms
And leaves the shreds behind;
Oh, housewife in the evening West,
Come back, and dust the pond! You dropped a purple ravelling in,
You dropped an amber thread;
And now you've littered all the East
With duds of emerald! And still she plies her spotted brooms,
And still the aprons fly,
Till brooms fade softly into stars---
And then I come away. Interpretation Sunsets uses many colors
Sunset leaves streaks of colors behind
Sunset is compared to a housewife
She left areas untouched Interpretation The day has ended
The sun is set
The places she touched/night
Covered in stars/pieces of beauty Interpretation She still paints the land
Still dots the sky
until the beauty starts to die
Then I die Speaker Some one who observed this happen for many days and many nights Occasion Someone was depressed, uninspired, or unable to see the beauty in life Audience People who don't see the beauty in life or nature Purpose Subject Topic is sunset and the overall theme is the beauty in everything that is nature Tone The tone is admiration for what the house wife had done Theme Beauty in everyday simplistic nature
Sunsets Thanks For Watching! Extended metaphor The sunset is being compared to a house wife through out the poem Personification Giving human actions to non-living objects Shows Romanticism Emily Dickinson Cont. "She dropped the purple ravelling, you dropped the amber thread" "With duds of emeralds"
"She still plies her spotted brooms" "Till the brooms fade softly in to stars" Shows the beauty in nature, give people reasons to wake up for tomorrow "And still the aprons fly"
"And leaves little shreds behind" "You dropped the amber thread"
"And still she plies her spotted brooms" "Come back, and dust the pond!"
"With duds of emeralds" "Come back, and dust the pond!"
"You dropped an amber thread" "And still the aprons fly" Shows Romanticism Simple Nature
Sunset "Oh, house wife in the evening west...And now you've littered all the east" Seeks unspoiled nature
Pond "Come back, and dust the pond!" "With duds of emeralds!"
"Till brooms fade softly into stars---" TEST TIME! 1. What does the housewife represent? 2. What do the emeralds represent? ANSWERS! 1. B. sunset 2. D. stars A. night B. sunset C. women D. colors A. brooms B. dust C. aprons D. stars Most of life was spent in Amherst Mass.
Published only seven poems during lifetime.
1860's "nun of Amherst"
total - over 1800 poems sources of research. http://www.uic.edu/depts/quic/history/emily_dickinson.html
Never wanted to get her work published
Her mother had the same first name
Father had political career
Lived by cemetery, saw many funerals