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Analysis and comments on From Blank to Blank -- by Emily Dickinson

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Comment 1 of 5, added on January 12th, 2006 at 12:56 PM.

This poem has to be my all time favorite. Within the very first two lines,
Dickinson constructs a fictional universe that chills me to my core. She
starts her journey at a blank, and where might this traveler be traveling
to? What hopeful destination? Well, a blank. And the path in between is not
easy, not straight. It is instead a Minotaur's labyrinth ('a threadless
way') but now, without Ariadne's life-saving thread. Who the Minotaur is,
why the wanderer is indifferent, is left to our imagination.

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Poet: Emily Dickinson
Poem: 761. From Blank to Blank --
Volume: Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson
Year: 1955
Added: Jan 9 2004
Viewed: 1179 times
Poem of the Day: Feb 25 2004

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