Emily Dickinson's Collected Poems

In “A Bird came down the Walk --” (83-86). what does animism and paronomasia mean?


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animism [ ˈanəˌmizəm ]   NOUN noun: animism
  1. the attribution of a soul to plants, inanimate objects, and natural phenomena.
  2. the belief in a supernatural power that organizes and animates the material universe.
paronomasia [ ˌparənōˈmāZH(ē)ə ]   NOUN noun: paronomasia · plural noun: paronomasias a play on words; a pun.

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