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We Grow Accustomed to the Dark Analysis By In the poem We Grow Accustomed to the Dark by Emily Dickinson a loss is described in detail using a metaphor of darkness and light Dickinson uses metaphors strong imagery and the way the poem is written in order to describe the loss of a loved one in her life The poem is written in a first person and Dickinson uses the words we in the first line and the title in order to show that the poem is meant to be interpreted not only by herself but also by others whom have lost something important in their life and whom now must try and live in the darkness Dickinson uses many dashes in her poem sometimes more than one on each line The dashes are meant to represent pauses and increased difficulties in her life By using the dashes Dickinson shows how now that there is darkness everything in her life must be considered and each step is riddled with pauses and contemplations about her life The dashes force the reader to pause in their mind and absorb what has happened so far and let the meaning of the previous line or so sink in The dashes are used to effectively and deliberately make the reader reflect on the darkness We Grow Accustomed to the Dark uses many strong images in order to paint a picture of the darkness now encompassing her life In the first stanza she writes As when the Neighbor holds the Lamp To witness her Goodbye- These two lines use imagery of a silhouette of a person lit by a fading light in their back The person is leaving and the person represents the light The Lamp is illuminating the departure and with the disappearance of the woman the light also disappears This image is made to grab hold of the reader right from the start and effectively
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