Rather, they are much closer to their literal counterparts, light and its absence. Here, Dark is more the unknown, whereas Light is what is known and familiar.
Venturing into the unfamiliar is brave, here represented by the idea of "The Bravest" who wander out into the Dark. We can make order out of the unknown by venturing boldly into it, just as our eyes adjust to a dark room. The idea that we "fit our Vision to the Dark" is compelling, because besides mirroring real experience who hasn't felt their eyes adjust to dim light?
Rather than fearing it, and seeking to stay in the realm of the known, we should do our best to adjust to it, and meet it head on, "erect.
It's something to be explored. This poem came to me at a good time, as I was dealing with a lot of uncertainty over what to do in the coming year.
I was presented with the option to renew my contract and keep teaching in South Korea for another year, or to return to the US and seek work and move on with my life. Both choices were equally attractive and either decision would have been equally bittersweet, and this poem, along with the idea of bravely pressing into the future, helped me to know that regardless of the choice I make, what matters most is how I act going forward.
I hope it helps you out, reader, if you've been struggling with any "Dark" of your own. This is used to detect comment spam.
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Poetry Analysis of Emily Dickinson's poem. Comments 0 Please log in to add your comment. The poems were not named simply because she had never intended for them to be published. However, the title has significant meaning to us as becoming use to hardships that life brings, possibly in the form of death or sickness. The tone of the poem is melanholy and one of dejection, but after the shift, stanza 4 it shifts to a more hopeful tone.
The mood of the poem is gloomy and desolate, but after the shift stanza 4 , it changes to create a more optimistic mood. The second shift occurs in stanza 4 when there is a change in the tone and mood of the poem.
Paraphrase Stanza 1 We grow accustomed to the Dark -- When light is put away -- As when the Neighbor holds the Lamp To witness her Goodbye -- We are forced to get used to hardships when we are left alone and there are no distractions. Stanza 2 A Moment -- We uncertain step For newness of the night -- Then -- fit our Vision to the Dark -- And meet the Road -- erect -- We adapt our life to focus on the obstacles and hardships.
Stanza 3 And so of larger -- Darkness -- Those Evenings of the Brain -- When not a Moon disclose a sign -- Or Star -- come out -- within -- There are nights when the sorrows is plaguing your thoughts when not even lustrous hopes or distant goals can save you from yourself Stanza 4 The Bravest -- grope a little -- And sometimes hit a Tree Directly in the Forehead -- But as they learn to see -- The bravest face their inner demons head on, sometimes being struck uglier and sicker side of life, yet they persist and see beyond the ugly side of life.
Stanza 5 Either the Darkness alters -- Or something in the sight Adjusts itself to Midnight -- And Life steps almost straight again Either the struggles shape you or you learn to shape your struggles and rise above them to continue on with your life.
We grow accustomed to the Dark -- When light is put away -- As when the Neighbor holds the Lamp To witness her Goodbye -- A Moment -- We uncertain step For newness of the night -- Then -- fit our Vision to the Dark -- And meet the Road -- erect -- Newness of the night is an alliteration that creates a sense of peace that contrasts the current sense of distortment the poet is obviously feeling during this time of her life.
Road is a symbol of life or the path that life takes you. Roads can twist and turn which makes it a suitable comparison for life.
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Transcript of We grow accustomed to the dark By Emily Dickinson We Grow Accustomed to the Dark Title Figurative Language Shift Attitude Theme Structure Must be noted that the title is simply the first line of the poem as Dickinson did not name her poems. In the poem We Grow Accustomed to the Dark, by Emily Dickinson, a loss is described in detail using a metaphor of darkness and light. Dickinson uses metaphors, strong imagery, and the way the poem is written in order to describe the loss of a loved one in her life.