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One of Emily Dickinsons poems formally titled The feet of people walking home is of some interest in its own merit Unlike some of Dickinsons other poems such as the ones that exist among other versions due to a few dissimilarities this poem is duplicated verbatim To the untrained eye this triviality would often be overlooked were it not for the fact that Emily Dickinson had not intended on publishing many of her poems Why then did she duplicate this poem Perhaps a more in-depth analysis of the poem as well as the current events in Dickinsons life would answer this query Estimated to have been written in the year 1858 the poem begins its first stanza by conveying the emotions of gaiety and joyfulness which are associated with passage to heaven A much more somber note pervades the second stanza in which Dickinson uses metaphors to compare the entrance to heaven with the act of theft The third stanza combines the previous two by hinting at the theory that those who are already in heaven do not want more people entering heavens gates because that would diminish the high status that heaven and angels hold The tone in the first stanza is of joyousness and excitement as people make their way to heaven Dickinson uses the words gayer hallelujah and singing to emphasize the uplifting feeling here It could be argued that this is the point in the humans lives or deaths or afterlives depending on how one looks at it when they reach the pinnacle of happiness for they have finally entered heaven The humans now dead would then acquire wings immortality and an angelic status that rises far above that of humans Much like Dickinsons other poems this one uses metaphors to represent similar things such as home which represents heaven snow which represents the clouds on which heaven resides and vassals which represents the angels who serve God The
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