The Question and Answer section for Emily Dickinson’s Collected Poems is a great resource to ask questions, find answers, and discuss the novel.
The basic metaphor for this poem is the comparison of a train to a horse. "I like to see it lap the miles and lick the valleys up." The interesting thing in this poem is that the word train and the word horse are never mentioned so the reader has...
The speaker empathizes with the pain of other people. She tries to measure it and compare it to her own. She relates to people through their anguish.
The theme of A Bird Came Down the Walk is the mysteries of nature.