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We grow accustomed to the Dark—

In this poem, the switch from merely literal to symbolic seems to take place in the first line of the third stanza, when Dickinson shifts from discussing "Dark" (in the first two stanzas) to...

Latest answer posted December 27, 2017 1:47 pm UTC

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We grow accustomed to the Dark—

Emily Dickinson uses a lot of imagery and symbols in her poem "We grow accustomed to the Dark—." First of all, one could argue that the darkness can be seen as a metaphor for the darkness in life,...

Latest answer posted May 1, 2020 6:16 pm UTC

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We grow accustomed to the Dark—

Initially, the tone of the poem "We grow accustomed to the Dark—" is very somber and almost scary. The poet tries to make the reader feel this sense of darkness by stressing how there is no light...

Latest answer posted May 1, 2020 5:59 pm UTC

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We grow accustomed to the Dark—

"We grow accustomed to the Dark—" begins with a more literal representation of darkness. The speaker recognizes that all of us have the capacity to adjust our eyes to darkness when light...

Latest answer posted April 18, 2021 5:33 pm UTC

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We grow accustomed to the Dark—

"We grow accustomed to the Dark" is a poem written by Emily Dickinson. In this poem, the poet writes about how life can be dark and threatening. However, as Dickinson tells us through the title of...

Latest answer posted May 1, 2020 5:45 pm UTC

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