English A Wounded Deer Leaps Highest

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Robert Wu A Wounded Deer Leaps Highest Essay Period 8 5/14/09 One of the most gruesome images conceivable is a deer being hit by a large SUV and then dragging itself on it front legs in pain as blurred cars and trucks speed past. An image such as this most definitely sparks feelings of anguish and hopelessness rather than feelings of brightness and hope. Yet in spite of this fact, while secluded from society, Emily Dickinson wrote A Wounded Deer Leaps Highest with the intention of composing a happy and humorous poem about life. Dickinson uses poetic devices in order to demonstrate that life constitutes a rollercoaster in which happiness always follows misery or vice versa and emotions are not everlasting.
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Through her imagery and diction, Emily demonstrates that someone does not truly live without experiencing its ups and downs. In the first two lines of the second stanza of her poem, Emily writes, “The smitten rock that gushes, / the trampled steel that springs.” (Dickinson, 76) These lines both refer to life because ‘gushes’ and ‘springs’ both apply to water, a symbol of life. The first line of the second stanza describes an image of a motionless boulder sitting in a stream or river that remains unchanged over time. Someone who represents a motionless, rock
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This note was uploaded on 10/05/2010 for the course BIO 101 taught by Professor Salazar during the Spring '10 term at Punjab Engineering College.

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