Posted by Lucy on .
My assignment is to write an exlpication of a peom by emily dickinson. The poem is:
Hope is the thing with feathers
That perches in the soul,
And sings the tune--without the words,
And never stops at all,
And sweetest in the gale is heard;
And sore must be the storm
That could abash the little bird
That kept so many warm.
I've heard it in the chillest land,
And on the strangest sea;
Yet, never, in extremity,
It asked a crumb of me.
I have never done this before and I haven't a clue how to begin. Any help?
This is a great site for explaining explication:
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Here is an example of an explication of that poem.
please can somebody tell me the effects of a metaphor, onomatopoeia and extended personification are.