- My Life had stood - a Loaded Gun -
- In Corners - till a Day
- The Owner passed - identified -
- And carried Me away -
- And now We roam in Sovreign Woods -
- And now We hunt the Doe -
- And every time I speak for Him
- The Mountains straight reply -
- And do I smile, such cordial light
- Opon the Valley glow -
- It is as a Vesuvian face
- Had let it’s pleasure through -
- And when at Night - Our good Day done -
- I guard My Master’s Head -
- ’Tis better than the Eider Duck’s
- Deep Pillow - to have shared -
- To foe of His - I’m deadly foe -
- None stir the second time -
- On whom I lay a Yellow Eye -
- Or an emphatic Thumb -
- Though I than He - may longer live
- He longer must - than I -
- For I have but the power to kill,
- Without - the power to die -
Title- "My life has stood- a Loaded Gun" She might think that her life is always at risk. She might have anxiety or maybe be a worrisome person.
Theme- That anger can control ones life. I think the poem reflects on her isolation and her bottled up anger.
Connotation- The gun is said to be "Loaded"- which means that the gun ready to go and it might have the feeling of danger. She also said that someone has "the power to die" which isn't a good thing. They also use the word gun as a language, waiting to go off.
Attitude- Dangerous. She mentions items that are dangerous but silent until they eventually go off.