Read the following three poems (a.k.a. puzzles) by Emily Dickinson.
Decide what each poem is about (a.k.a. what the big picture is).
On your own or with ONE partner, choose ONE of the poems to
interpret. Write a close-reading, analytical argument to prove that your
interpretation is completely valid.
Turn in your argument (note: this is not a formal essay; while you
will have a thesis (e.g., “I/We believe this poems is about
______________.”), you will not have a multi-paragraph explanation with
intro, body, conclusion, etc. MODEL YOUR ARGUMENT AFTER PERRINE’S.
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 10.
I hide myself within my
That fading from your
You, unsuspecting, feel
Almost a loneliness.
An Everywhere of Silver
With Ropes of Sand
To keep it from
The Track called Land.
A wild Blue sky abreast
That threatened it—did
And crouched behind his
Was the defiant sun—
Some conflict with
those upper friends
So genial in the main
That we deplore