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We grow accustomed to the Dark Summary & Analysis
by Emily Dickinson

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"We grow accustomed to the Dark" was written by the American poet Emily Dickinson around 1862. The poem speaks to the human capacity for survival and resilience in the face of hardship and uncertainty, something the speaker metaphorically compares to stumbling around in the dark until one's eyes adjust to the lack of light. The speaker deems the "Bravest" people to be those willing to accept—and embrace—life's "darknesses." And those who accept the darkness, the poem suggests, start to find it a little less frightening.

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