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The Sun kept setting-setting-still Analysis



Author: Poetry of Emily Dickinson Type: Poetry Views: 193

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The Sun kept setting-setting-still

No Hue of Afternoon-

Upon the Village I perceived

From House to House 'twas Noon-The Dusk kept dropping-dropping-still

No Dew upon the Grass-

But only on my Forehead stopped-

And wandered in my Face-My Feet kept drowsing-drowsing-still

My fingers were awake-

Yet why so little sound-Myself

Unto my Seeming-make?How well I knew the Light before-

I could see it now-

'Tis Dying-I am doing-but

I'm not afraid to know-






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This is a poem about death (surprise!)
The narrator observes that there her sun is setting (she is dying) while other are still in the prime of lives. She does not hope to see the dawn of day (because she will be dead)... this is shown by the reference to the dews (which are present in the morning

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