Post Title. - Emily Dickinson Poetry

The poem “there’s a certain slant of light” is a very dark and reflects Emily Dicksinson’s depressing life and emotions. This particular poem is perhaps more depressing than her 10 published poems because aside from being about her own emotions it also describes a funeral from her view, which she sees through a window in a dark confined room. A key line in this poem that tells a lot about her life is “that oppresses, like the heft”. This line is referring to the winter weather oppressing people because of the lack of light during the day, however it could also be symbolising the oppression caused by her influential father and grandfather because, as a relative of theirs, she has been under public scrutiny her entire life.

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