Comment -100 of , added on April 11th, 2005 at 8:36 AM.
Portraying nature as inebriating is unusual; drunkness is generally viewed
with disapproval, but here being drunk is depicted as a wonderfully
inspiring, even exalted, feeling.
The speaker's willingness to shock the Seraphs and Saints with her natural
intoxication suggests an ironic distance from institutionalized religion.
Credit goes to the Texas Annotated Teacher's Edition of Elements of
Literature Grade 2 - Page T382
Pisces from United States
Comment -101 of , added on January 28th, 2005 at 12:44 PM.
There will bed no extra credit for the Scottish. Bow to the will of heaven
Comment -102 of , added on January 28th, 2005 at 11:27 AM.
Gotta love the alcohol reference,
Give me extra credit Mr. Griffeth
from United Kingdom
Comment -103 of , added on January 25th, 2005 at 10:45 PM.
I understand that she is intoxicated with nature but i have some questions
about a few indevidual lines.
-are "tankards scooped in pearl" a literal metaphor, and if so, for what?
what kind of even metaphorical "tankard" could encompass all of nature.
The only thing i can think of is the world itself, but how is that "scooped
- also, in the last stanza when dickinson mentions seraphs and saints
running to greet the "tipppler" is she referring to the narrator's death
and arrival in heavan? if so, is this poem really just about nature, or
about how to live in general?
from United States
Comment -104 of , added on January 25th, 2005 at 3:25 PM.
How can she taste a liquor that was never brewd? Can there be such thing?
Yes. It is called Nature. She is intoxicated by nature.
(Please e-mail me your opinions and thoughts on any of Emily Dickinson
poems. Don't forget the title of the poem. Actually, it would be great if
you could e-mail me the whole poem. Thanks.)
from United States