"Hope" is the thing with feathers-(314) By: Emily dickinson


""Hope" is the thing with feathers" by: Emily Dickinson is a poem describing how hope is a bird, and it sings without one pause. How it doesn't say words but just sings a tune. The song hope sounds sweetest in the Gale. It would take a terrifying storm to ever shame the little bird, that kept many warm. The poet says she has seen it in the chillest land and on the strangest sea, yet never in any extreme condition has it asked anything from her.


The first stanza of the poem the author gives a metaphor comparing hope as a bird. How the bird perches in the soul and how it sings a tune without the words and never stops at all. In the first stanza she doesn't really mention a bird but we get the hint because of the feathers.

In the second stanza, the author talks about the bird and gives imagery. She states that the song that the bird is singing is sweetest in the Gale, and it would take a terrifying storm to shame the little bird that kept many warm.

In the final stanza, the author uses strong imagery to describe where she has seen or heard the bird. "I've heard it in the chillest land-and on the strangest sea-" yet never in any extreme conditions has it asked anything from her.


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