Poet: Emily Dickinson
Blazing in Gold and quenching in Purple
Volume: Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson
Year: Published/Written in 1955
Comment 4 of 4, added on November 28th, 2011 at 12:42 AM.
The poem could be about the sun,
or it could be about day lilies,
or about both.
Chas Davis from United States
Comment 3 of 4, added on May 4th, 2007 at 2:21 AM.
I think the word choice in this poem is very important in portraying the sun. The very physical words, such as Laying, Stooping, Touching, and Kissing, help the illusion of movement throughout it's entirety. The lines in this poem also have more beats that Dickinson's usually do giving it yet again a sense of movement but also of fluidity. By starting the lines off with clear actions and then following them through, Dickinson helps the reader along.
The use of nature in this poem helps personify the sun. Normally we don't give to much daily thought to the sun, but in this poem we imagine the sun dancing and playing over the fields and then disappearing at night. I like that she chooses to describe the sun as a juggler since jugglers are energetic and create excitement. This poem seems to be one of her more happy works.
from United States
Comment 2 of 4, added on March 21st, 2005 at 8:34 PM.
this is a beautiful poem about a sunset. the word painting is absolutely gorgeous. emily compares the sun to a leopard and talks about it kissing a barn and laying it's head in the meadow as it sets. lovin it.
Fiona from United States
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