The Spider as an Artist
Has never been employed —
Though his surpassing Merit
Is freely certified

By every Broom and Bridget
Throughout a Christian Land —
Neglected Son of Genius
I take thee by the Hand —

Analysis, meaning and summary of Emily Dickinson's poem The Spider as an Artist


  1. Tammy Ramsey says:

    I love this poem. From reading about the history of Emily, my opinion of this particular piecs is that she was writing about herself. I feel that she was the spider neglected by her father as a great poet or artist. I could be way off, but this is my gut feeling. Truely inspirational!

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