Natural Imagery appears a lot in Emily Dickinson's poems, and it adds to the power of her poems. Her poems present her feelings and are personal to her which is shown through the Natural imagery, Natural imagry is used a lot in poem 325, this in my opinion where natural imagery is used the most. There is references to all sorts of nature, including Birds, worms, grass, a Beetle, Butterflies and oceans and these added into the poems make them flow and elegant and makes the poems nicer to read, compared to poems such as 280, as 325 poem is less-obious about death, but still has references to it, "He bit an Angleworm in halves and ate the fellow, raw", this shows nature is beautiful, but also cruel.

Natural Imagery in other poems:

In poem 341, "regardless grown" is used which suggests it's about grass, this is used to show that something is meaningless and which has no meaning.

In poem 258, light, shadow and landscape is used which adds to the mood of the poem. Light suggests happiness, "Thre's a certain slant of light", shadow suggests something watching over something "shdow's- hold their breath" and personification is used with landscape, "the Landscape listens", which sugegsts someone trying to help and that the landscape is a good thing.

Emily Dickinson's poetry often exposes with the natural world. She writes wisely of butterflies, worms, butterflies and bats and uses vivid metaphors to describe the sea and the sky. This brilliant equilibrium between imagination and observation is, in many ways, what makes Dickinson's verse so perfect for all ages of audience. The finest example of natural imagery I believe is the poem 328, in which Dickinson has a chance to see a bird walking along an alleyway, but just as the scene seems to be perfect, the bird grabs a worm, and bites it in half. The use of nature makes poems more powerful and creates a certain mood.


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