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English
Course
ENGL 1005T
Professor
carl
Semester
Fall

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1HopebyEmilyDicksonHopeisthethingwithfeathersthatperchesinthesoulandsingsthetunewithoutthewordsAndneverstopsatallAndsweetestinthegaleisheardandsoremustbethestormthatcouldabashthelittlebirdthatkeptsomanywarmIvehearditinthechilliestlandandonthestrangestseayetneverinextremityitaskedacrumbofmeAnalysisofthepoemInfirststanzaDicksondefineshopebycomparingittoabirdwhichismetaphorafigureofspeechinwhichanexpressionisusedtorefertosomethingthatitdoesnotliterallydenoteinordertosuggestasimilarityThepoemexaminestheabstractideaofhopeinthefreespiritofabirdHopeisananimatethingitisinanimatebutgivinghopefeathersshebeginstocreateanimagehopeinourmindsFeathersrepresenthopebecausefeathersenableyoutoflyandoffertheimageofflyingawaytoanewhopeanewbeginningBrokenfeatherofapersonbreaksthehopeofthepersonTheirwingshavebeenbrokenandtheynolongerhavethepowertohopeThatperchesinthesoulintheselinesDickinsoncontinuestousetheimagerytheability
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