Emily Dickinson Metaphors

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Essay Outline Sheet Topic: Compare the symbolism, metaphor and theme used in both poems. Brainstorm: Provide point form ideas which can be used in your essay Body Paragraph #1- What will you discuss? In this paragraph, I am going to discuss the symbolisms and metaphors that are being demonstrated in Emily Dickinson's poem, "Hope Is The Thing With Feathers". In the poem, the speaker utilizes the bird and the storm to represent hope and hardships. What examples will you use from the poem? The speaker refers hope as "the thing with feathers"(line 1), Dickinson hints the birds in the poem as the symbolism of hope. He expresses that hope is "perch[ed] in the soul"(line 2) which "sings the tune without the words/ and never stops…show more content…
Meanwhile, Dickinson employs the symbolism of the forked road and the metaphor of the "yellow woods" (line 1)to convey a message that doubt is human nature and in reality that people will ultimately regret their decision no matter what decision they make. What is your thesis statement for this essay? The poem " Hope Is The Thing With Feathers" by Emily Dickinson, and Robert Frost's poem, "The Road Not Taken", both authors utilize various literary elements such as symbolism and metaphor to vividly convey an important theme of hope and decision to the readers. At some point in life, everyone faces a moment when one must decide on an important life choice, hoping that could lead to a brighter future. Some people fail due to losing hope, whereas many others bare hope in mind which leads them to overcome numerous difficulties and reach to the peak. The two poems, " Hope Is The Thing With Feathers" by Emily Dickinson, and "The Road Not Taken" by Robert Frost are clearly intended to make the readers consider the possibilities of hope and chances. Through the utilization of symbolism and metaphor relating to Mother Nature, the speakers vividly convey an important theme of hope and decision to the…show more content…
The poem tells an incident of the speaker who is facing a forked road and struggling to decide which passage to take despite the fact that they are "just as fair"(line 6). The speaker carefully examines the two roads, trying to find clues of which one to go for. As things turn out, they are identical. As the plot of the poem moves towards its resolution, the speaker finally decides to take "the one less traveled by, /And that has made all the difference"(line 19-20). At the end of the poem, the speaker ponders the outcome if he had taken the other road and this ultimately leads him to regret his decision of taking the road that is less traveled by. Immediately into the poem, the speaker utilizes a symbol of a forked road to represent different life choices that need to be made. The road is separated into two which indicates that every road represents a decisions in life which also often has more than one possibility. Because we are unable to see what is at the end of the road and predict the future, we need to think about the consequences behind it. The readers get a sense that the forked road is symbolic in stanza three where the author states that "knowing how way leads on to way/ I doubted if I should ever come back"(line 14-15). This
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