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Katrina Halkidis Emily Dickinson Poetry Explication In I Never Saw a Moor by Emily Dickinson faith in literature or books is the theme Dickinson suggests that she believes in certain ideas because she has faith in what she has read She magnificently articulates her belief through figurative language her diction and her unique structure In the first stanza she writes that she has never actually witnessed a moor or the sea but she knows they are there In the second stanza she writes that she has never actually spoken to God or been to Heaven but she is certain that they exist The only way for her to be certain of these things is through reading about them in books regarding nature and the Bible regarding religion The literary devices facilitate the conveyance of the poets message Dickinson utilizes simile and synecdoche in order to convey her belief in literature and through literature her belief in God In lines seven and eight Dickinson writes Yet certain am I of the spot As if the Checks were givenDickinson 7-8 The simile that lies in these lines compares the existence of Heaven to a seat on a train Dickinson is implying that the absoluteness that comes with the checks or designation of seats is comparable also to the absolute fact that there is designation of Heaven She employs synecdoche in the last line of the poem using the checks for the actual seats This is simply to use a more figurative approach and instead of writing that the seat has a check she says as if the Checks were given Dickinson 8 These uses of figurative language help Dickinson to express the belief she has in God She is saying that she knows there are Heaven and God because she read the Bible and she is certain she will reach her destination Her unique and subtle uses of figurative language help a
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