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Here’s a full poem ‘There’s a certain Slant of light’ by Emily Dickinson. If you’re interested in a full analysis of this poem, check out our links at the bottom of the page!


Slant of Light Emily Dickinson
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There’s a certain Slant of light

There’s a certain Slant of light,

Winter Afternoons –

That oppresses, like the Heft

Of Cathedral Tunes –

.

Heavenly Hurt, it gives us –

We can find no scar,

But internal difference –

Where the Meanings, are –

.

None may teach it – Any –

‘Tis the seal Despair –

An imperial affliction

Sent us of the Air –

.

When it comes, the Landscape listens –

Shadows – hold their breath –

When it goes, ’tis like the Distance

On the look of Death –

Emily Dickinson


A narrow Fellow in the Grass by Emily Dickinson – Poem Analysis

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