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The Soul selects her own Society is one of the greatest poems written by Emily Dickinson It personifies her literary career to the t with the upmost descriptiveness This poem describes a difficult selection of the soul between two societies popular majority and self majority It displays a light sense of imagery with a dark sense of thought However Dickinsons diction imagery symbols and rhyme are impeccable and root deeply from her sense of description The diction inside of Dickinsons poem is very direct and straight to the point with little wandering even for the use of imagery Even though some statements such as an Emperor be kneeling make it hard for the reader to follow the poem it allows the reader to expound more on the poem and in doing so become more able to understand the poem and relate it to self The diction used affects the poem great as well as the way it is interpreted The opening line The Soul selects her own Society- gives you the thought that Dickinson may be talking about herself in the poem then statements like Ive known her- make think that she is talking about someone else like a close friend or relative that has went through this present situation But even in doing so she allows you to somehow relate to the poem by opening up to not only self but also to friends family members and associates you might can relate it to Another way diction dynamically affects the poem is within its combination with imagery The diction and imagery within the poem gives you not only a verbal sense of the poem but a visual sense as well With statements like shuts the Door- Present no more- she notes the Chariots- and an Emperor be kneeling- make the reader feel as if they were right there in the mist of the action The imagery also gives the reader much insight to the
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