Day 5

Emily Dickinson's Collected Poems Lesson Plan

Discussion of Thought Questions

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    In reading and analyzing "There came a Day at Summer's full," scholars typically believe that the poem is either about the speaker's meeting with Jesus or with a secret lover. What evidence can you find in the poem to support each perspective? Who do you think the speaker is meeting with?

    Evidence can be found to support the first interpretation--that the speaker is meeting with Christ--in the copious use of spiritual language (e.g. "I thought that such were for the Saints,/ Where Resurrections--be--," "Each was to each The Sealed Church,/ Permitted to commune this--time--," among several other instances). This theory is also...

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