As imperceptibly as grief

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  • As Imperceptibly as Grief
    • Tone
      • Reflective, contemplative
      • Elegiac
      • Consolatory at the end- grief transformed into something positive
    • Subject
      • Dickinson uses series of images to explore how grief/loss affects us- mostly images of seasons
      • Dickinson compares the dusk/end of the day to a guest leaving.
    • Theme
      • Loss of grief
      • The passage of time and how this may affect us
    • Context
      • Birthplace was Amherst Massachusett. She was born and lived in 'Homestead' Main street for all of 15 years of her life. She spent a lot of time writing in her bedroom.
      • The House she lived between the ages 10 and 25 was built ext to a graveyard, with her bedroom window facing the cemetery.


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