Emily Dickinson

Emily Dickinson book cover
Start Your Free Trial

What is the theme of the poem "Precious Words" by Emily Dickinson? "Precious Words" by Emily Dickinson

Expert Answers info

Lorna Stowers eNotes educator | Certified Educator

calendarEducator since 2011

write4,625 answers

starTop subjects are Literature, Social Sciences, and History

Emily Dickinson's poem entitled "He ate and drank the precious words" comes from her collection of poetry under Part One of "Life". It is number twenty-one in the collection.

Please remember that with any poem, the interpretation belongs to the reader. Therefore, the answer that I provide is based upon my own personal interpretation of the poem and its theme.

The poem refers to a man who is far past...

(The entire section contains 237 words.)

Unlock This Answer Now


check Approved by eNotes Editorial