Hope Is The Thing With Feathers Imagery

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Many great poets use a great amount of figurative language throughout their poems such as imagery and symbolism. Old poets would fill their poems with this figurative language and today still fill their poems with it. All the way back to the renaissance, poets such as Emily Dickinson in her poem “Hope is the thing with feathers” and John Whittier poem “Snowbound” both used a great deal of imagery through their poems. In both of these poems imagery is used but they create different images in your head. Theimagery used in the poems are different and they create a different tone. In Emily Dickinson 's poem “Hope is the thing with feathers” the imagery used creates a tranquil tone. While in comparison to John Whittier 's poem the way he uses imagery ends up…show more content…
The use of imagery in poems can often help the reader better understand what the poet is trying to get across and in both these poems the imagery was used great and was very helpful.Essay #2 Emily Dickinson has written many poems throughout her career. Theres many different themes to them such as death,hope,peace,and freedom. While no two poems have the exact same theme, there are a few poems that share the broad idea. In Emily 's poem “I heard a fly buzz when I died” and another one of her poems “Because I could not stop for death” they both share the theme of death. While both of these poems by Emily Dickinson share the theme of death, they are not the same. In Dickinson 's poem “I heard a fly buzz when I died” the theme is about the physical process of death. In the last stanza of her poem we can see the theme of physical death when she writes “ And then the Windows failed - and then I could not see to see”. While in comparison to Dickinson 's other poem “Because I could not stop for death” she personified death. We can see she personifies death when she writes “Because I could not stop for death - He kindly stopped for me” and refers
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