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The Wind begun to rock the Grass: (My Acrostic to Emily)
Thunder comes from Emily;
Her lips whisper sweetest songs
End in heart of loneliness
Water here and there along;
In her words I hear the flutter,
Nearing as a melody,
Dwell in soul and mind and ear.
Breathless I stand to the hook
Early leaves will hook again;
Ghastly roads let go the dust
Unto eyes of she and me;
Not in wheels of the chariots
Trotting horses twit the glee;
On her tongue I feel the claw
Rattling as we both behold
Ostentatious lightning light
Callous mounds and hills around;
Kiss of birds we then ravish
Taste and give to the first drop;
Hands we raise and god we praise
Empty dams no more empty:
Greatest father quartering
Roses and trees and wasps and bees
And the claw of the lightning;
Sounds of heaven melody
Song for me and Emily.
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Comment 5 of 33, added on October 11th, 2012 at 6:26 AM.

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quotation to support it.... Plzzzz I need it for my exam notes as soon as

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Comment 4 of 33, added on April 1st, 2009 at 5:08 AM.

This poem is about the storm (thunder and lightening) and describes the way
it came, the effects it had on the nature and how the nature responded to
it. There are many interesting techniques found in this poem such as the
random use of capital letters which Emily Dickinson is famous for,
“…He threw a Menace at the Earth --…”.Very imaginative imagery and
“…The Lightning showed a Yellow Beak
And then a livid Claw…”Personification
“…The Dust did scoop itself like Hands
And threw away the Road…”.it also included caesura which is in the last
line of stanza four going into the first line of stanza five.
The first stanza is hinting the arrival of the storm and describes the
rustling of the grass, the rumbling of the sky and flashes of lightening.
The second stanza shows how the wind has intensified and the leaves are now
flying off
“…The Leaves unhooked themselves from Trees --
And started all abroad…”.It also has a very creative personification and
imagery which shows the wind blowing clouds of dusts away
“The Dust did scoop itself like Hands
And threw away the Road…” The third stanza has a good contrast with the
wagons quickening and the thunder coming, it also include the use of
personification (although it’s giving animal qualities to an inanimate
“The Lightning showed a Yellow Beak
And then a livid Claw…”.The “yellow beak is the lightening and the “livid
claw” is the shape of the bluish-black sky formed from the zigzagged
lightening. The fourth stanza is about the animals such as birds and cattle
getting ready for the storm. Then has another contrast which shows the
arrival of the storm
“…There came one drop of Giant Rain…”.One drop seems tiny but is followed
by the word giant who is very interesting and draws the reader’s attention
in to show the arrival of the storm. The last stanza shows rain is pouring
down from the skies over her father’s house.
This poem surprised me at how such a large amount of things happen during a
storm and how interesting it is when you think about it. The most prominent
language techniques found in this poem would be the use of imagery and
personification (examples above).
Dickinson ties this whole poem together by going through the process of the
arrival of the storm to the actual storm.

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Poet: Emily Dickinson
Poem: 824. The Wind begun to rock the Grass
Volume: Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson
Year: 1955
Added: Jan 9 2004
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Poem of the Day: Oct 16 2012

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