No Victory for the Dead!

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"Dickinson quickly shatters that intense joy with the rest of line one. The hoped for victory comes too late and only after great suffering, so late in fact that it means nothing to the victor... No matter who wins the battle or the war, the victory means nothing to the dead." (Monteiro)


I think that this is an interesting concept that Monteiro points out about Dickinson poem. I thought the poem was about the victory of the eagle over the robin. Now that I read Monteiro’s view it makes total since as to what the poem is about. Dickinson’s mind must be very developed. When I first started reading her work I did not like it, I thought it was boring and not worth reading. As each poem gets explained to me in different ways I have started to like her art.

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