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Analysis and comments on Belshazzar had a Letter -- by Emily Dickinson

Comment 1 of 1, added on January 14th, 2010 at 10:36 AM.
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Some won't know this, but the poem is a retelling of what happened in the
Book of Daniel. Belshazzar was the king of Babylon. His "correspondent" is
Daniel, his cupbearer who became a prophet for his interpretation of the
king's dreams. Revelation's Wall is a play upon the expression "the writing
on the wall" (Chapter 5) and is simply saying the root of the word of
Revelation was begun in the prophecies of Daniel 500 BC. Quaint!

Amy

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Poet: Emily Dickinson
Poem: 1459. Belshazzar had a Letter --
Volume: Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson
Year: 1955
Added: Jan 9 2004
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