Emily Dickinson’s Poem, “Hope” is the thing with feathers

I came across this poem by Emily Dickinson this evening and was immediately struck by the beauty of describing hope as “the thing with feathers-/that perches in the soul-.” This uses the literary device of zoomorphism (which is defined as assigning animal-like qualities to non-animal subjects for added effect). The image of a bird as…

Emily Dickinson’s Poem, “Hope” is the thing with feathers

I came across this poem by Emily Dickinson this evening and was immediately struck with the beauty of describing hope as “the thing with feathers-/that perches in the soul-.” This uses the literary device of zoomorphism (which is defined as assigning animal-like qualities to non-animal subjects for added effect). The image of a bird as…