Symbolism In Emily Dickinson's Poem 'Wild Nights'

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When a child is born, there is no bond stronger between the mother and her baby. The mother takes care of and provides unconditional love to her baby. As time goes on the baby grows up with new dreams and aspirations; however, still longs to find a connection to someone like they did with their mother. This search of love can easily be found in Emily Dickinson 's poem, "Wild Nights-Wild Nights!" The overall theme for the poem is finding love and can be shown throughout poem by the use of symbols and alliteration. Emily Dickinson uses symbols throughout her poem to show a deeper meaning when searching for love. One of the first symbols that Dickinson uses is "Done with the Compass" (Dickinson line 7). A compass guides you along your journey or voyages out into the abyss; however, when Dickinson uses the "compass" it takes on a deeper meaning. Being done with compass tells the reader that the narrator of the story has found the love that he or she has been longing for; therefore, the journey or voyage of love is over.…show more content…
In the second stanza, the speaker finds the love he was longing for; therefore, ending the search for love. The third stanza contains a symbol that gives the insight into what life is like when one finds love. "Rowing in Eden" (line 9), where Dickinson provides an insight what love is like once one finds it. This biblical reference refers to Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden. In the Garden of Eden, God created Eve to make Adam happy and to provide him the love that he was missing in the magical garden. Dickinson adds this hidden symbol to tell the reader that when one finds the love of their life; that they are truly complete, and that they will be happy for the rest of their
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