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A narrow Fellow in the Grass

A narrow Fellow in the Grass


by Emily Dickinson

A narrow Fellow in the Grass Questions

Bring on the tough stuff - there’s not just one right answer.

  1. Do you agree with people who say that this poem is about sex? Why or why not?
  2. What do you think the snake represents to the speaker?
  3. What might it feel like to experience a “Zero at the Bone”?
  4. Who are Nature’s People and how would you know them? How would they know you?
  5. Is the speaker’s experience terrifying, pleasurable, or both? Why?

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