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A narrow Fellow in the Grass

A narrow Fellow in the Grass

by Emily Dickinson

Analysis: Allusions

When poets refer to other great works, people, and events, it’s usually not accidental. Put on your super-sleuth hat and figure out why.

Religious References

  • The serpent in the Garden of Eden (whole poem)

Literary and Philosophical References

  • “In Winter in my Room"—a poem Dickinson wrote that involves a worm/snake, Cordiality, and thinly veiled hints at sex (whole poem)
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