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The following essay opens with a close reading of Dickinson's poem, emphasizing its imagery, its ambiguities, and its thematic development. The essay then sets the poem within a variety of contexts. The essay concludes with a list of questions designed to provoke further thought about the artistry and meaning of the poem.
Essay deconstructing Dickinson's style of poetry as well as the message of her poem "Tell the truth but tell it slant".
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