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Rated R for Sexual Content In todays society no matter what age a person is there is a common bond that links all generations together which is sex Whether it be the sex gender definition we think about or the private and intimate sexual union of two individuals that consists of a male and female Sex truly has a great impact on our society because it advertises through television commercials of certain products such as alcoholic beverages radio commercials magazine advertisements phone sex and even accessible on the internet No matter how much we try to avoid this topic it will be virtually everywhere in our daily lives Emily Dickinson portrays the sexual orientation between a male and female metaphorically in her poem I Started Early I Took my Dog Dickinson uses imagery to incorporate parts of religion in her sexual fantasy The creative imagery in her writing makes us rethink if religion and sex has anything to do with the poems content Presumably this sexual intimacy has made Dickinson think about her own religious morals and values as a person and if she can withstand the temptations of sex As the poem opens up the speaker seems confident and assured as we could see in the first line I started Early Took my Dog This however is not apparent in the rest of her poem because the word mouse is later on used to describe the speaker Comparing a mouse to a larger mammal it is a small rodent that is incompetent and lower in status compared to others Presumably if we were to compare it to the speaker we can only imagine how she feels in a male dominated society To make the mouse appear minute in her poem Dickinson uses significantly large and spacious words such as Basement Frigates and the Upper Level to display this imagery While she incorporates the setting to be located at the sea thus making the sea
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