Fter Great Pain, a Formal Feeling Comes/Emily Dickson
Please use i»?MLA formatting for essay and citations. The word count must be 500-650 words.
Unit II Poetry Explication Essay Directions
Write an essay explicating the Emily Dickinson poem quoted below. Make sure your essay has five well developed paragraphs:
I. Introduction with thesis
II. Body paragraph 1 identifies the major poetic devices with examples
III. Body paragraphs 2 and 3 discuss theme
Use specific and adequate examples from the poem, citing the lines and parts of lines as follows (line 2) or (lines 2-3) in both the second and third paragraphs.
Cite all sources that you use (MLA format). Using material from sources (internet or otherwise) without citations constitues plagiarism and will result in a 0 for the assignment.
Your thesis should be one clear sentence at the end of the Introduction that states your claim identifying the theme of the poem. Identify the poem by title (a?After Great Paina?) and authoras full name in the Introduction. In subsequent paragraphs, use the authoras last name only.
Please upload your essay into the accompanying Poetry Explication Essay Dropbox.
After great pain, a formal feeling comes–
by Emily Dickinson
After great pain a formal feeling comes–
The nerves sit ceremonious like tombs;
The stiff Heart questions–was it He that bore?
And yesterday–or centuries before?
The feet, mechanical, go round
A wooden way
Of ground, or air, or ought,
A quartz contentment, like a stone.
This is the hour of lead
Remembered if outlived,
As freezing persons recollect the snow–
First chill, then stupor, then the letting go.