English Dickinson Paper 2

English Dickinson Paper 2 - Katherine Novak Mrs. Miller...

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Katherine Novak Mrs. Miller English III Period 5 12 February 2008 The Responsibility Truth Brings Emily Dickinson wrote, “Tell all the Truth but tell it slant” to show the pain truth can bring. She realizes the curiosity and the desire people have to know the truth. She also understands the danger of the truth hen it is told without respect and compassion. To make truth easier to hear it is the responsibility of the teller to share it with care, sensitivity, and caution. Emily Dickinson's diction and use of alliteration reinforces her views on telling the truth. Dickinson uses alliteration to show the importance of telling the truth but telling it in a respectable manner. In the first line of her poem Dickinson aliterates the hard "T" sound. She says, "T ell. ..T ruth. ..t ell" (Dickinson 1). With the hard "T" sound Dickinson reinforces that it is right to tell the truth, no matter the circumstances. She believes that every person has the right to know the truth. Although Dickinson advises people to tell the truth, she includes the importance of
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This note was uploaded on 11/02/2010 for the course ENGL 102 taught by Professor Cramer during the Spring '08 term at Santa Monica.

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