Study Guide

The Lightning is a yellow Fork Calling Card

By Emily Dickinson

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Calling Card

Capital Letters

Typing out Dickinson's poems on a Computer requires the frequent Use of the Shift Key. She uses a Lot of Capital Letters. We're not sure why She did this, and Editors used to Remove the capital letters to make her Poetry seem more Normal. Eventually some Smart Editors figured out that the Capital Letters might be Important to the Meaning of her Poems, so they put them back In. Other poets like William Blake were also Fond of Capitals, but Dickinson seems to use them more Randomly. Maybe it has Something to do with the Fact that she never Intended most of her poems to be Published. She once wrote, "Publication – is the Auction / Of the Mind of Man –."

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