Its too big to outrun...

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"To fit its sides, and crawl between,
Complaining all the while
In horrid, hooting stanza;
Then chase itself down hill" (Dickinson)

In the poem The Railway Train Dickinson personifies a train with the characteristics of some natural creature, it is never clearly stated as to which one in particular, if any, that she had in  mind.  I always enjoyed personification its just so, well, so poetic.  I think the meaning behind this particular instance of personification is to imply that yes we are becoming more and more technologically advanced and in turn moving awy form nature (whether voulntarily or involuntarily) but we will never truly seperate ourselves from it, escape it, or leave it behind because it is so much a part of us, in fact thats wrong, it is not a part of us we are part of it [nature].

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