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In Hope is the Thing With Feathers Emily Dickinson uses many techniques to make the poem more lively and fun to read In this poem Emily Dickinson uses an irregular rhyming scheme of abcb This means that in each of the three stanzas the second and the fourth line rhymes with each other Along with her irregular rhymes she uses irregular punctuation to direct her readers into certain flow of the poem In this poem she uses many hyphens to emphasize the expenditures This gives the poem the effect of soft slow feather floating in the air She also capitalizes key words in the middle of sentences that are main symbols or have a big effect on the poem This also points the readers eyes to these words so that they will pay closer attention to them Emily Dickinson compares the Hope to the thing with feathers or simply birds This implies that hope has the ability to take someone up or to heaven The birds have feathers and therefore are able to fly upward This shows you that with hope someone could get closer to heaven or happiness Hope is something that can lift someones soul or spirit up She is also saying that hope or faith is the only thing that can get someone up to heaven because without hope you have no feathers and therefore you will fall down to hell It is like someone said There is no future without any hope Hope is what keeps us going and what makes our life worth living If there was no hope you will be better if you died and be stuck in hell because there is no point in living Hope is everywhere and is always there for you even though you do not realize what it is or feel its presence It is just like the tune without the words You may not realize exactly what the song is
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