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There's a certain Slant of light Summary & Analysis
by Emily Dickinson

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"There's a certain Slant of light" was written in 1861 and is, like much of Dickinson's poetry, deeply ambiguous. Put simply, the poem describes the way a shaft of winter sunlight prompts the speaker to reflect on the nature of religion, death, and despair. Perhaps, the poem suggests, such feelings are in fact part of a message from God; in any case, seeing this "Slant of light" utterly transforms the speaker's understanding of the world itself.

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