Poetry for Young People: Emily Dickinson by Emily DickinsonFeatures more than 35 of Dickinsons best loved poems, including Im nobody, who are you? and I started early, took my dog. The choice of...Emily Dickinson is a good one....Chi Chungs illustrations...are precise and sometimes whimsical....Attractive and inviting....will give young readers something special.--Quill & Quire. Bolins four-page introduction describes and explains Emily Dickinsons odd life style and creative productivity....prettily colored watercolors.--LJ. ...footnotes glossing antiquated diction are well-handled and the precis on Dickinsons church-hymnal metric is a model of its kind.--Washington Post. . . . shot through with magical charm and graceful beauty . . .--Buzz Weekly. 48 pages (all in color), 8 1/2 x 10.
Emily Dickinson, “I never saw a Moor” (1052)
On the surface, a simple statement of faith. There are many things I mean; I take for granted I can mean them. God is one of things. As always, the devil is in the details. The first stanza presents two analogies. Neither a moor a marshland nor the sea has been seen.
Checks are colored seat checks that indicated the destinations of passengers on a train after their tickets have been collected. Nowadays, we use planes so it is understandable that most people will not know this definition. Personally, i think this poem is rather brilliant. It tells us that although we have not seen something, it is there and although we have not seen it through experience, we can depict what it is like within our mind. Society needs to read all the imoprtant things that happened then that still help us today. To those of us who are uncertain of what we know Emily brings confidence and comfort. She makes me confident that the human race can create, achieve, and keep faith with itself.
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The poem conveys a powerful message about faith in its two stanzas and eight total lines. Dickinson says in the poem that despite the fact that she can't talk to God or see heaven, she knows they exist. Dickinson uses analogies to present her point in the poem. In the opening stanza, the poet sets up her message by noting that she hasn't seen moorland personally but is familiar with what the "heather" flower looks like. Similarly, she is familiar with the "billow" despite never having seen the "sea.