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Analysis of Poem Wild Nights by Emily Dickinson
Here is the best Wild Nights—Wild Nights analysis you will find anywhere. First, we will do a line by line analysis of Wild Nights—Wild Nights, then we will offer three different interpretations. Please enjoy our analysis of this famous Emily Dickinson poem! Any Wild Nights—Wild Nights analysis would be incomplete without first addressing this issue. They altered punctuation, capitals, and even words at times. We will not be using this version, which is missing important dashes. Here is a more accurate version of Wild Nights— Wild Nights published in
Andrew has a keen interest in all aspects of poetry and writes extensively on the subject. His poems are published online and in print. Emily Dickinson's Wild Nights is a short poem that has captured people's imaginations over many decades. It focuses on rapture, ecstasy and loving passionate union - the main question being:. The following analysis will take an in depth look at each stanza and conclude with a number of possible interpretations.
Wild Nights—Wild Nights analysis, lines 1 to 4
Dickinson has not chosen to conform the lines to a specific pattern of rhyme. Instead, each stanza stands alone. The first stanza of this piece is the only one that maintains any kind of pattern at all, and it is an unusual one, rhyming: abbb. That being said, the lines are not disparate. In fact, Dickinson has structured a great number of the lines in dimeter.
Wild nights! Were I with thee, Wild nights should be Our luxury! Futile the winds To a heart in port, Done with the compass, Done with the chart. When the edition of Dickinson's poems was being prepared, Colonel Higginson wrote to his co-editor Mrs. This poem, ardent as it is, is hypothetical; it expresses wish or desire, " were I with you" that is, if I were with you and " might I but. Dickinson is undoubtedly using "luxury" in a meaning she found in her dictionary, one which is no longer used: lust, voluptuousness in the gratification of appetite. The "heart in port" is the lover's embrace.