I measure every Grief I meet
I measure every Grief I meet Symbolism, Imagery, Allegory
Dickinson wrote a lot of poems about sadness, but this little ditty stands out for two reasons. First, it addresses the sadness of people other than the speaker. Secondly, it lists different kinds...
Self and Other
The speaker moves back and forth between her own grief and that of others. Recognizing the pain of others is kind of a big deal for her, because it gives her comfort and a sense of (imagined) commu...
Certainty Versus Uncertainty
The speaker's musings on grief are mostly speculation—although she tries really hard to analyze the sadness of others, she gives no indication that she ever comes to conclusions about their suffe...
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