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A Narrow Fellow In The Grass

A Narrow Fellow In The Grass - Kusy 1 Ryan Kusy Mrs...

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Kusy Ryan Kusy Mrs. Kelleher 1 October 2009 Poetry Explication “A Narrow Fellow In The Grass,” by Emily Dickinson dramatizes the conflict between nature. Although the man in the poem believes nature is appealing, his mood changes with the presence that the reader eventually realizes the poem is describing. The man depicted in the poem seems to be reflecting upon his experiences with nature and his description of a snake. Though it is impossible to tell, the man could very well represent Dickinson’s thoughts and perspective on the issues in the stanzas. The tone of the poem is familiar and it directly addresses the audience. Dickinson writes in a mysterious and wonderful style of writing that makes the reader look deeper into the poem to find its true meanings and explanation. As the poem opens, it describes a “narrow fellow,” which immediately makes the reader believe it is describing a man, however this is later proven to be false. She uses inverse syntax at the end of the stanza when she writes, “His notice sudden is.” The
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