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The three poems Hope is a thing with feathers Theres been a death in the opposite house and I shall know why when time is over are all spectacular examples of Emily Dickinsons writing ability Hope is a thing with feathers uses metaphors to turn hope into a bird that can not be hurt Theres been a death in the opposite house is about a neighbor who is looking out her window and watching all the events that are carrying on next door I shall know why when time is over is about someone who believes in Christ and trusts that he will explain her problems to her one-day These poems may seem very different but are actually very similar in that they all deal with the human characteristics of hope and intuition Hope is a thing with feathers deals with the characteristic of hope Hope is always there inside everyone and can never be taken away Hope perches in the soul 79 l2 like a bird on a wire The soul is always filled with hope no matter what happens This idea induces a warm feeling because hope is what keeps people striving for their goals and can never be taken away The storm symbolizes anything and everything that tries to get in the way of hope It will always take a large storm to hurt hope And sore must be the storm - that kept so many warm - 79 l7-8 shows that hope can be taken away but will be severely missed because it is what keeps everyone warm inside This poem is an excellent example of the human characteristic of hope in literary works Theres been a death in the opposite house deals with the human characteristic of intuition There is a person in the house next door that is watching
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