What imagery and symbols are used in "We grow accustomed to the Dark—"?

In the poem "We grow accustomed to the Dark—," imagery and symbols are used frequently. The darkness, the road, and the tree are all examples of symbols and metaphor.

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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, when all hope seems lost. When the poet writes that "Light is put away," one could interpret this disappearance of light as a metaphor for all hope disappearing.

Another symbol that is worth mentioning with regard to this poem is the road. The road could be seen as a symbol for life, as life could be seen as...

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