Shakespeare doesn't intimidate me....

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In Emily Dickinson's poem, "The bee is not afraid of me", the final lines of the poem sound as if they were written in Shakespeare dialect.  When it came down to researching and finding out if these lines really were written by Shakespeare, they were.  Dickinson seems to like to poke fun at the fact that Shakespeare wrote such sing song lines of poetry that were almost funny when read.  The entire Dickinson poem just feels funny to read.  It doesn't really seem to have a point or go anywhere, its just....there...

"Wherefore, mine eyes, thy silver mists?  Wherefore, O summer's day?" This line from Dickinson's poem pull different parts of Shakespeare's plays and poems.  Wherefore, o summer's day sounds like it could have been a line out of "Shall i compare thee to a summer's day?"  It was all just the language that Dickinson was using that points a big fat finger in the direction to Shakespeare. 

 

So either she envied Shakespeare or she just felt that his language was funny or whatever the case may have been....will we ever know?

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