Adah In Emily Dickinson's Poems

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Adah is very talented with language. This is showed in the early chapters when she quotes Emily Dickinson’s poem in her narrative or her ability to spell backward. Adah did not speak much until she got her limp fixed. She likes to read and write her own poems when she was in the Congo. Due to Adah ability to play with words, she helped reveal a lot of the profound connotations. Adah also used words play to establish her view of religion. For example when Nathan told Orleanna that the Lord operates in mysterious ways, Adah thought, “Serious delirious imperious weary us deleterious ways” (218). The rhymes and negative connotation of the words here help emphasizes Adah’s dismay of the religion that Nathan forces upon his family. The rhyme also
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