Literary devices on Dickenson


Hey guys, struggling a bit with my analysis of one of Emily Dickenson’s poems. Stanza 1 and 3 in Twas warm — at first — like Us, is what I find hard.

Twas warm — at first — like Us —​

Until there crept upon​

A Chill — like frost upon a Glass —​

Till all the scene — be gone.​

It straightened — that was all —​
It crowded Cold to Cold —​
It multiplied indifference —​
As Pride were all it could

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We think it is not a problem. Just see what is this “Twas…” and if she is likeing “this” to “Us” it means that she is using a simile as well as personification. Now read it with this in mind.

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