Poem 501 - Emily Dickinson Poetry

 
 
Critical response to 501 suggest it was written about the Industrial Revolution, and was Dickinson's way of commenting on the number of people who were turning away from religion in favour of science and evolutionism.

What are your thoughts? What do you think of Ahmed's idea that it addresses: Death, Science, Religion and Philosophy? Does any one stand out? Talk about the language used in this poem.



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