Taking Off Emily Dickinson's Clothes Analysis

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When reading the poem “Taking off Emily Dickinson 's Clothes" by Billy Collins many individuals may gather from the poem that it is provocative because Collins is sharing his intimate experience with the public; when in fact the author is referencing how He is getting to know the poet through her work. With many poems there is always an underlying message that one has to explore to uncover and this exactly what Collins is trying to portray. When Collins is exploring Emily Dickenson’s clothes, He is using metaphors such as “and I proceeded like a polar explorer through clips, clasps, and moorings, 25 catches, straps, and whalebone stays, sailing toward the iceberg of her nakedness.” (23-26) to explain how he is undressing her work and digging
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