There is no Frigate like a Book
by Emily Dickinson
Analysis: Sound Check
Okay, so maybe we're just getting super excited because we just saw Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, but this poem is sounding fun, swashbuckling, and frankly piratical to us right now. Reading it, imagine that you've just signed up for a thrilling voyage as a member of a pirate crew, and you're not sure where the ship will take you, or what adventures are in store. Picture your bold, fearless captain (who may or may not resemble a dashing Johnny Depp) roaring out this poem from the deck of the ship, as you sail merrily out of the harbor, into the fading light of a magnificent sunset. Where are you headed? Nothing is for sure, but you know that there's danger, adventure, and excitement ahead. Ahoy there!