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Unformatted text preview: Arsh Chopra Advanced English 10 Mrs. Gildow Poetry Analysis 16 November 2005 Autumn in “I Measure Every Grief I Meet” Upon first glance, “I Measure Every Grief I Meet” is a poem showing a person who is looking at tragedy and death. The poem is spilt into many sections in which Emily Dickinson remembers death and sadness. She recalls pain and suffering inside and in her surroundings. Looking between the lines, the theme of the poem is that life can be a struggle. Even more in depth, the poem displays gloom, unhappiness, and hardships in life. Emily Dickinson uses metaphors and rhyming verse to express her attitude along with the theme in order to convey an autumnal mood to feel while reading this poem. Metaphors in this poem allow the reader to relate directly to the fall mood and the feelings that are hidden beneath the text. Emily Dickinson displays death and despair through a “light that has so little oil”. This represents the fading away of lives until the final flicker that “light that has so little oil”....
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