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The Wind Tapped Like a Tired Man

By: Emily Dickinson
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Matina Bliss

on 20 March 2013

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The Wind- Tapped Like a Tired Man By: Emily Dickinson The Wind- tapped like a tired Man- And like a Host-"Come in" I boldly answered-entered then My Residence within A Rapid-footless Guest- To offer
whom
a Chair Were as
impossible
as hand A sofa
to the Air- No Bone had He
to bind Him- His speech was like the Push Of numerous Humming Birds at once From a superior bush- His Countenance - a billow- his Fingers, as He passed Let go a music- as tunes Blown tremulous in glass He visited- still flitting- Then like a timid Man Again, He tapped- 'twas flurried- Emily Dickinson Paragraph Analysis
The poem begins with a tapping on the door which is being answered by the narrator. The unseen presence is ushered in, only for the narrator to realize that the wind is unable to sit or take rest. Memories are spoken of reminiscent of a possible loss relationship in the narrators life. Later it is betrayed that offering the flighty wind a home was a foolish move, for solitude once again engulfs the narrator. The poem is symbolizing a lost relationship in Dickinson's life - someone she invited into her heart only to have them leave or be snatched away from her. It compares this person to the flighty absent-mindedness of the wind. The poem betrays how Dickinson was left alone, despite her cordial offer for the wind to stay awhile. 4. Dickinson's friends and family published most of her work after she died. 2.Dickinson created her own forms and pursued her own visions in poetry 1. Emily Dickinson was born on December 10, 1830 in Amhurst, Massachusetts 3. It is unknown when she started writing poems but apparently she wrote most of them after 1858. 5. Throughout her life she wrote about 1,175 poems. And I became alone-
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