Analysis Of Emily Dickinson's Poem Water Is Taught By Thirst

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A wise man once said that one truly does not know what they have, until it is taken away from them. That is the underlying message in Emily Dickinson’s poem “Water is Taught by Thirst”. Emily uses diction, form, imagery, and various other poetic devices to help develop her theme for this poem. All of these devices work together as one to help create a unique and interesting poem.
Diction is best defined as the choice to use a particular word as opposed to others. This just simply means that for example, instead of using the word rock, an author might use the word boulder or stone. Throughout Emily’s poem she uses this poetic device. For example, in line five Emily says, “Love, by Memorial Mold-”. “Memorial Mold” most likely refers to grieving after a loss. Therefore, she is saying that one does not realize that they really love someone after they are gone and it is too late. She could have very easily used a different word or phrase at that point in the poem. However, the use of this device allows for the poem to get its meaning across and it is also abstract at the same time.
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Emily’s attitude towards the reader is very informing and kind. The theme of this poem is simply there will always be times when the going gets tough. If there was never any times when humans went through a tough situation, then we would never appreciate anything in life. The good things that come would not seem as good. Even though there is trial, there is always a better side to it. The solution is to just stay strong and wait for the bright side. All of the things that Dickinson mentions in the poem are often not appreciated because we take them for granted. If one will just learn to appreciate the things in life that are usually taken for granted, the world might be a better place filled with less
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