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Geoffrey Tobey Shelley Rees English 1320 March 8 2000 Emily Dickinsons A Narrow Fellow in the Grass A long time ago before women had many of the rights that they do now an author wrote a series of poems that shocked the public This poem startled the readers when they found out that the author of this poem was a woman At the time that 986 was written women were supposed to remain abstinent for the man who was to marry them when they were older When Emily wrote this poem she was a virgin she even wore white clothes The poem 986 utilizes Freudian imagery and stages of development to dramatize a female perspective on sexuality When you read this poem for the first time it is easily noticeable the sexual content that is provided for the reader to interpret Take the first stanza A narrow Fellow in the Grass Occasionally rides You may have met Himdid you not His notice sudden is When looking at the first stanza the narrator is stating that the Fellow is a penis and that you might or might not have met it or had an encounter with a penis Also in imagery male genitalia is signified by animate creatures Then at the end of the stanza the narrator states that something is noticed suddenly and that is in the second stanza Since the Narrator has introduced you to the male organ it is only fitting that she does the same for the female The example of this is in the fifth line first line of the second stanza when it says The Grass divides as with a Comb-- If you were to visualize looking at the clitoris the pubic hair sometimes tends to divide at the opening as if it were to be brushed with a comb Then the poem goes into saying that a spotted shaft penis is seen and closes
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