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1.The Soul Selects Her Own Society 2.The Divine is Mine.

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1 1.The Soul Selects Her Own Society 2.The Divine is Mine

2 NOTICE: All of Emilys poems are free to interpretation. If you or a loved one strongly feel different about any of the poems about to be read, feel free to do so.

3 The soul selects her own society, Then shuts the door; On her divine majority Obtrude no more. Unmoved, she notes the chariot's pausing At her low gate; Unmoved, an emperor is kneeling Upon her mat. I've known her from an ample nation Choose one; Then close the valves of her attention Like stone.

4 The Soul Selects Her Own Society –Soul - different for each person »Your own self –Society Different sections, groups, and cultures found in everyday life

5 The soul selects her own society, Then shuts the door; On her divine majority Obtrude no more. Unmoved, she notes the chariot's pausing At her low gate; Unmoved, an emperor is kneeling Upon her mat. I've known her from an ample nation Choose one; Then close the valves of her attention Like stone. 3 Stanzas 12 Lines 4 lines per Stanza 3 quatrains (4 lined poems) Rhyme Scheme: ABAB CDCD EFEF

6 Contains no internal rhyme Eye rhyme: stone and one Exact Rhyme: door and more Slant rhyme: society and majority, gate and mat

7 LINES : The soul selects her own society, Then shuts the door; On her divine majority Obtrude no more. MEANING: The person, in order to be true to herself, chooses one place/life style out of an infinite amount to call her own and gives up everything else.

8 LINES: Unmoved, she notes the chariot's pausing At her low gate; Unmoved, an emperor is kneeling Upon her mat.

9 MEANING: She sees temptations (chariots) that try to make her change her mind about her decision. Someone (emperor) important to her tries to persuade her to change her mind.

10 LINES: I've known her from an ample nation Choose one; Then close the valves of her attention Like stone.

11 MEANING: The speaker has known this person (soul) before (they are possibly the same person) and she has decided to stick with their decision and become close minded about the situation. Valves- referring to closing her mind or heart

12 SPEAKER: A woman talking about her soul or a person talking about a close friend (open to interpretation) -sounds like Emilys choice to stay away form people and stay in her house Mood: A story shared/pensive Key Words: I've known her (remembering), Unmoved, she notes the chariot's pausing ( slow Paced and steady) The rhythm of the poem is slow adding to the pensiveness of the mood.

13 Entire Poem- personification of a soul Alliteration- The soul selects her own society Symbolism- Emilys reclusive nature, line 7: the emperor= someone of great importance or status to the speaker, line 11 valves of her attention= closing of the mind or heart Repetition: Unmoved- lines 5 and 7 Imagery: first 2 stanzas

14 The soul selects her own society, Then shuts the door; On her divine majority Obtrude no more. Unmoved, she notes the chariot's pausing At her low gate; Unmoved, an emperor is kneeling Upon her mat. I've known her from an ample nation Choose one; Then close the valves of her attention Like stone. Lines 10 and 12 reinforce the meaning that the soul can only choose one path and there is no going back.

15 As the poem progresses it becomes more personal and finalized, following the flow of a story. Changing Rhythm

16 The divine is mine! The Wife without the Sign! Acute Degree conferred on me Empress of Calvary! Royal all but the Crown! Betrothed without the swoon God sends us Women When you hold Garnet to Garnet Gold to Gold Born Bridalled Shrouded In a Day Tri Victory "My Husband" women say Stroking the Melody Is this the way?

17 The Divine is Mine Divine- Something godly -The speaker proclaims that she has ownership of what is divine

18 The divine is mine! The Wife without the Sign! Acute Degree conferred on me Empress of Calvary! Royal all but the Crown! Betrothed without the swoon God sends us Women When you hold Garnet to Garnet Gold to Gold Born Bridalled Shrouded In a Day Tri Victory "My Husband" women say Stroking the Melody Is this the way? Free Form 15 lines Rhyme Scheme: ABACCDEFGHIHJKLMNL OL Many, many dashes

19 Internal Rhyme: Divine and mine, Degree and me Exact Rhyme: Say, Way, and Day Slant Rhyme: Mine and Sign Not much of a rhyme scheme

20 The divine is mine! The Wife without the Sign! Acute Degree conferred on me Empress of Calvary! Royal all but the Crown! Betrothed without the swoon

21 Meaning The speaker is saying that many women marry just to say they are married and to have the feeling of purpose which comes with marriage. Emily says that she already has this purpose without marriage.

22 Lines: God sends us Women When you hold Garnet to Garnet Gold to Gold Born Bridalled Shrouded In a Day Tri Victory "My Husband" women say Stroking the Melody Is this the way?

23 Meaning Esp. in religion a womans main reason for life is marriage. From the day she is born, she is limited to a certain type of life. These women are depended on their husbands but Emily believes there is a different way to live.

24 Speaker: A woman to women in general Based on Emilys beliefs Mood: Defiant and mocking –Key words: conferred on me, Empress of Calvary!, Born Bridalled Shrouded In a Day, Tri Victory –Almost sarcasm

25 Metaphor: Empress of Calvary! Imagery: When you hold Garnet to Garnet Gold to Gold Born Bridalled Shrouded Repetition- Garnet to Garnet Gold to Gold

26 The speaker is trying to share her views in a mocking and fun way. Rhythm is broken up with hyphens to make certain words stand out.


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