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From Blank to Blank Summary

By Emily Dickinson

From Blank to Blank Summary

The speaker wanders through an endless, inescapable maze of nothingness. She decides it doesn't matter if she stops, goes forward, or lies down and dies. Every time she thinks she's found the end of it, she realizes it just keeps going. In the final lines of the poem, the speaker tells us things actually get brighter for her when she wanders through the void—with her eyes closed.