Dear God, It's Me Emily Dickinson

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Emily Dickinson- XVII: I never saw a moor

This poem interested me very much. From what I understand, the existance of God is being discussed, meaning you can't see God so does he really exist? And if so, is there really a heaven? A point is made that she never saw a moor or the sea, but she knows what they are and what they look like. So the argument is that she never spoke with God or has been to heaven, but she's certain that it does exist "as if a chart were given." I think that was a very clever way to make an almost abstract concept into something more related to our everyday lives, like the sea.


Jennifer Prex said:

I agree. I think that was a clever detail as well. It also seems to tie it back to the beginning, since the first stanza is dealing with nature that could be mapped out--to some degree, at least.

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